The cricketers receive a majority share of their income from bats sponsorship. The brand value of cricketer and the impact he has on the game decides the value he will get for putting a sticker of a brand on his bat. The stickers which the cricketers put on their bat is a deal between them and the brand which helps them with a huge monetary funds. The most famous brand to promote themselves on a cricket bat is MRF, who sponsored some of the champions of the game like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. They are the current sponsors of Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
5- Joe Root
The right handed batsman has been a pillar of strength for a New England side and he brings the stability to a team which is full of power hitters. Root currently uses New Balance TC 1260 collection bat and gets paid an amount of Rs 1.7 crore per year from New Balance.
4- Chris Gayle
The Universe Boss is in the twilight of his career and will retire in the upcoming series against India. The power hitter from Jamaica currently endorses Spartan and gets paid an amount of Rs. 3 crore per year from the company.
3- Rohit Sharma
The vice captain of the Indian team has struck three double centuries and continues to be an integral part of the Indian team in the ongoing world cup. Rohit currently endorses CEAT, which is a leading tyre manufacturing brand. The company pays him a sum of Rs. 3 crore per year and the deal is set for an upgrade, considering his performance in the recent while.
2- MS Dhoni
The former India skipper may be in the twilight of his career and may have lost the fierce striking power, but his brand value continues to soar up. He currently endorses Australian apparel brand Spartan for which he is paid a whooping sum of Rs. 6 crore per year.
In the ongoing world cup, Dhoni is playing with SG, the SS, and the BAS logo bats. He is not charging a single penny from the sponsors and is showing gratitude towards the brands who backed him throughout his career.
1- Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper is a most marketable cricketer and his brilliance with the bat has inspired tyre manufacturing giants- MRF to sponsor him. The company has sponsored some of the legends of the game like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. MRF pays a whooping sum of Rs. 8 crores to Virat Kohli for endorsing them.