Cricketers, if they play their cards right, can live a wealthy lifestyle even after they retire. Cricket players, particularly Indians, make a lot of money during their careers. A good cricketer’s career can last up to 7-8 years. While competing in newly introduced domestic leagues such as the IPL and PSL, the player has the potential to earn millions of dollars. Modern-day cricketers, with the assistance of talent management firms, invest their money in the right places to secure their future after they retire from the game. Take a look at a few cricketers and their business ventures.
WHICH CRICKETERS BEGINNED THEIR BUSINESS VENTURES?
When it comes to cricket and cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar is unrivaled. The cricket God is also a savvy businessman. Sachin Tendulkar is the owner of the company “100.” However, the Masterblaster of Indian cricket has other interests. According to reports, Tendulkar owns 7.5 percent of Musafir, a UAE-based tour and travel company.
He owns an 18% stake in Smaaash Entertainment. In addition, he is said to be a shareholder in a joint venture between Manipal Group and Future Group. Tendulkar’s contribution does not end there. He owns a 28 percent stake in Universal Collectabilla, a company that specializes in celebrity memorabilia. He was also a co-owner of the Kerala Blasters of the Indian Super League.
Virat Kohli has reached the pinnacle of success that any cricketer could hope for. The 33-year-old Indian captain is currently the most recognizable brand in the country. He has already made a number of investments in various ventures to secure his post-cricket future. King Kohli is a co-owner of the Indian Super League club FC Goa. His most successful business venture is his clothing line “Wrogn.” Kohli invested INR 90 crores to launch Chisel Fitness, a fitness chain. According to media reports, he is also a shareholder in the company “Sport Convo.”
3) Sourav Ganguly
In reality, the prince of Bengal is a prince. Sourav Ganguly was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, making him one of the richest cricketers of all time. The BCCI’s president is Sourav Ganguly. However, he makes the majority of his money from his various businesses. Dada’s first investment in Sourav’s restaurant chain, The Food Pavilion, failed spectacularly, costing Ganguly a fortune. He then invested in Flickstree, a digital start-up. He also has a stake in the Indian Super League club ATK.
4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. The greatest Indian captain now only plays for the CSK franchise in the Indian Premier League. MS Dhoni and Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan co-own ISL club Chennaiyin FC. Dhoni owns SEVEN and is a co-owner of Rhiti Group. He is a shareholder in SportsFit World PVT LTD and Khatabook. In addition, he owns an organic farm.
5) Anil Kumble
The 48-year-old co-founded TENVIC, a sports training and consulting firm. He is also working hard to discover the next generation of spin bowlers in Karnataka, as he launched Spin Stars, a talent search contest for aspiring spin bowlers aged 10 to 19 in the state.
He is also the founder of Spektacom, a technology that creates chip-like stickers that can measure the power with which a ball is struck. It can be tracked using a mobile phone application.
6) Chris Gayle
The “Universal Boss” owns the Triple Century 333 sports bar. In addition, he owns a restaurant in Jamaica. Gayle, 41, is also a global ambassador for the fashion brand Attitude.com. He has a stake in the Bengaluru-based startup FlippAR. He has also invested in IONA, a gaming entertainment company. He has also made several technological investments.
7) Mahela Jayawardene
The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer co-owns the Ministry of Crab restaurant in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with Kumar Sangakkara. Jayawardene also intends to open a restaurant chain in Mumbai, India. According to Jayawardene, the chiefs will be trained in Colombo before being sent to India.
8) Zaheer Khan
In 2005, the premier Indian fast bowler opened his own restaurant. He named the restaurant Zaheer Khan’s. It began as a simple foot joint, but Khan later transformed it into a sports bar-meets-restaurant-meets-lounge. He also owns Toss, a sports lounge in Pune. Zaheer has invested in a fitness venture called ProSport Fitness. ProSport fitness centers have two locations in Mumbai. ProSport offers physiotherapy sessions as well as fitness training.
Submitted by: Sakshi Bharari.