Cricket is by far the most popular and lucrative sport in India and the top names of the sport are one of the wealthiest celebrities in the country. However, it’s shocking to know that the best batters in the world like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli are not the wealthiest cricketer. Know who is Samarjitsinh Gaekwad? The cricketer who is more affluent than Kohli, Dhoni, Sachin.
The game has evolved to be more business oriented especially after the arrival of franchise cricket. Players are fetching mouth-watering deals they could never earn in their international contracts.
However, the biggest share of the cricketer’s money comes from brand endorsements and social media. The former Indian captain Virat Kohli earns around 7 crores for his per Instagram post and the Social media has around 200 crores INR share in his 1000 crore net worth.
Regardless of the fact that Indian top cricketers have made staggering amounts of money, there is none who can match the wealth of Samarjitsinh who has played play first-class cricket. The King of Baroda Samarjitsinh is the richest cricketer in the world despite playing only domestic cricket.
Who is Samarjitsinh Gaekwad? The cricketer who is richer than Kohli, Dhoni, Sachin
Samarjitsinh Gaekwad was born into the royal family of Baroda back in 1967. He was crowned King in 2012 when his father Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad died.
Samarjitsinh was crowned King in the Laxmi Vilas Palace on 22nd June 2022 and since then his fortune has changed. He was known for setting the 23-year-old legal inheritance dispute of around 340 Billion INR.
The richest cricketer owns the Laxmi Vilas Palace which is measured to be around 6 times bigger than the famous Buckingham Palace.
Samarjitsinh Gaekwad played 6 first-class matches for Baroda
The King of Baroda studied in the ‘Doon School’ in Dehradun where he excelled in the school’s Cricket, Football, and tennis team. He was a great sportsman since his childhood and he always supported discipline till now.
He has featured in 6 Ranji Trophy games during the 1987/88 to 1988/89 season for the Baroda side. As far as his records are concerned the player he made 119 runs in the 6 matches and bagged a half-century as well batting at the top order.
Further, he decided to serve as the president of the Baroda Cricket Association in 2015 and also led to open a cricket academy at the Moti Bagh Stadium.
No wonder the King of Baroda is legally the richest cricketer of all as he owns a lot of expensive properties.