Cricket: Players' earnings
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Dhoni 16th highest earning athlete in world; Sachin 31st
‘ Dhoni 16th highest earning athlete’
The Times of India 2013/08/21
New Delhi: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ranked 16th in the latest list, released by a business magazine, of highest-paid athletes with an earning of $31.5 million (around Rs.180 crore), placing him above the likes of Rafael Nadal and Usain Bolt. As per the latest list of highest-paid athletes in the world, the 31-year-old captain of the Indian cricket team earned $31.5 million between June 2012 and June 2013.
Dhoni has moved up 15 positions in this year’s list. He held the 31st rank last year. Sachin Tendulkar is the only other Indian who features in the list with a rank of 31st and total annual earning of $22 million (Rs.125 crore).