MS Dhoni: Only Cricketer in ’20 Most Marketable Sports Stars’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 | 0


Where cricket is seen as just a mere sport played by a few odd countries, MS Dhoni has always broken the shackles. Be it the Forbes’ list of richest sports players across the world or be it his echelon in the world of sports, the Indian captain is always up there.

And this time is no different as he features in the list of ‘20 Most Marketable Sports Stars’ – being the only cricketer to grace the name in the list. The World Cup-winning skipper has been placed as high as No. 9 in the chart, eclipsing the likes of Christiano Ronaldo (Football) and Floyd Mayweather (Boxing).

The coveted list is headed by Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer, who is then followed by Tiger Woods (Golf), Phil Mickelson (Golf), LeBron James (Basketball), and Kevin Durant (Basketball) – completing the top five.

Besides Federer at the zenith, the list is dominated by some of the renowned tennis players – Novak Djokovic (No. 7), Rafael Nadal (8), Maria Sharapova (12), Andy Murray (16), Kei Nishikori (17), and Serena Williams (20).

The list was formed on the basis of players’ aggregate earnings, keeping in mind the endorsements figures as well.



About the Author

Mass Media student from the University of Mumbai. Also, a huge Cricket enthusiast and a Tennis fanatic, with a smattering of other sports.

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