Cricket has become another element just like RBC-WBC in Indian blood since decade. The players in India seemed to be worshiped as Gods, this madness indeed you cannot witness anywhere else around the planet. Expectedly these aggression, affection and devotion towards cricket from Indian people, helped many Indian cricketers make more money than any other cricketer from countries around the world. Sticking not only to cricket, there are many Indian cricketers who became successful businessmen today.
If we talk about richest cricketers around the world, surprisingly the top 5-6 names would be Indians out of 10. It is not only the game that makes these India cricketers be richest players among all. Many Indian cricketers are maintaining their successful business on various fields alongside the 12 gauge cricket pitch.
Indian Cricketers Who Became Successful Businessmen
Making the effective use of what they earns from International matches and IPL, the top 10 Indian cricketers who became successful businessmen, are listed below here.
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Widely known as Kapil dev, the former captain of Indian cricket team led Indian cricket team to the victory in 1983’s Cricket World Cup.
Kapil Dev owns restaurants titled Captain’s Eleven in his hometown Chandigarh, and also in Patna.
He is also owner a four star hotel Kaptain’s Retreat in Chandigarh.
Kapil purchased 5% stake of Zicom Electronic Security System Ltd. in the year 2005.
He also has established a company named Dev Musco Lighting Pvt. Limited making partnership with the company Musco Lighting.
The purpose of their company is to provide floodlights to the significant stadiums and other sports venues around India.
Important sport grounds such as PCA Stadium, GCA Stadium, Barabati Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and Sector 16 Stadium.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni is widely known for his calm and strong mentality on the pitch, and being called as captain cool. Certainly he is one of the best sport icons. Apart from his magnificent career in cricket, the captain cool is also a successful businessman today.
He is a co-owner of several sport based business unit such as Ranchi Rays which is a hockey based franchise in Hockey India League, Chennaiyin FC a football based franchise in Indian Super League, and Mahi Racing Team India that’s a bike racing based sport unit.
MS Dhoni is also the owner of a gym chain named as SportFit.
Recently he is showed up as a co-producer of Bollywood movie, which is a Biopic based on his own life story.
In the Movie, Sushant Singh Rajput played the character of MS Dhoni.
Sachin Tendulkar, the Master Bluster of cricket world is another name among successful cricketer cum businessman in India.
Report says, Sachin has signed a deal with a telecom company WorldTel worth of 30 crore rupees in 1995. The objective of the company is to develop telecommunication sector among multiple developing countries.
It also heard that Sachin has signed a contract of 40 million US dollar worth with Saatchi.
He also opened two restaurants, one is Sachin’s in Mumbai and other is Tendulkar’s located in Bengaluru.
Another deal he signed with Future Group and launched a brand I the year 2007. The brand produces many categories relating to sport such as health supplement, fitness equipment, sports goods, and lifestyle accessories as well.
He is also a co-owner of a football based club Kerala Blasters in Indian Super League.
Another sport icon yet a heart-throb of many young Indians, Virat Kohli has emerged as a successful businessman at the present generation. Alongside is impressive effort in Indian cricket, Kohli seemed to be well maintaining his progress in business sector.
Recently, Kohli has become co-owner of Bengaluru Yodhas, a wrestling based franchise of Pro Wrestling League.
He also co-owns a team titled UAE Royals of International Premier Tennis League.
He launched “WROGN”, which is a fashion based brand making partnership with Universal Sportsbiz owned by Anjana Reddy.
He also invested in a chain gym company called “Chisel”. The company is owned Kohli, CSE, and Chisel Fitness jointly.
The former captain of Indian cricket team jointly owns a football club in Indian Super League named “Atletico de Kolkata” with a famous Spanish football club Atletico Madrid.
He owned a chain restaurant in Kolkata and also he is planning to build a brand of his own.
The all-time favorite opener of Indian cricket team has a different and unique taste in business. When other retired cricketers and his cricket mates starting up with restaurant business, Sehwag walks on a different path.
Sehwag founded a school named Sehwag International School sited in Gurgaon. Today the school is one of the best schools of Haryana.
Also, he founded a training academy for cricket named Sehwag Cricket Academy in Haryana with an objective of developing cricket.
Yuvraj Singh, who is the best all-rounder in current Indian cricket team, is also a successful businessman. He owns a company called YouWeCan with co-founder Nishant Singhal.
The company mainly focused on helping young business minds building new brands.
In 1985 Gavaskar founded a company for sports management titled Professional Management group. The company has been providing its services to various sports platforms but mostly focused on the cricket.
Making partnership with three more persons, Gavaskar created Singapore team for International Premier Tennis League in 2014.
Zaheer Khan is another name in list of Indian cricketers who became successful businessmen.
Zaheer Khan started his journey in business platform in 2005, with a bohemian restaurant named ZK’s in the city Pune.
He also owns Zaheer Khan’s Dine Fine, which is a multi-cuisine restaurant and the “Foyer”, a banqueting brand.
He is the owner of “Toss”, a lounge of sports. Additionally he has also invested money in chain gyms.
Above here are the top 10 most discussed names among Indian cricketers who became successful businessmen, and their efforts in both business and sport is remarkable yet inspiring.