Guess who made it to the ‘Top 6 Highest Paid Cricketers’ list? That’s right, Boom Boom Afridi! According to a report by KhaleejTimes, Shahid Afridi is the 6th highest paid cricketer, amongst all others in the world.


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The report has based the ranking on the amount of money the players receive from their respective cricket board as well as the brand endorsements they receive.

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For Pakistani batsmen, a huge chunk of their income comes from playing T20 series, according to the report. At number 1, India’s MS Dhoni takes the lead, earning $5.7 million from the board, and receives $23m from endorsements, adding to an annual amount of $28.7m .Whereas the young skipper, Virat Kohli, who is also an enjoyable talent to watch is right behind earning with $6.9m as salary and $18m as endorsements, annually earning $24.9 million.

Chris Gayle from West Indies places third earning $4.5m in salary, $3m in endorsements, adding to an annual $7.5m. India’s Virender Sehwag placed fourth earning an annual $5.8m annually, as Shane Watson is right behind with $5.5m/yearly. Boom Boom, Shahid Afridi is 6th on the list, earning $2.3m in salary, $4m in endorsements, and an annual sum of $6.3 million.

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Photo Courtesy: KhaleejTimes

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