At present, money is more important than cricket entertainment in a 22-yard battle. Cricketers around the world have made huge sums of money from international Tests, ODIs, T20s, IPL, and BPL Big Bass. However, their income from cricket is not less than the income from advertising. The salaries, living standards, and playing style of the cricketers of the Bangladesh team have improved a lot. Besides, the amount of remuneration and personal wealth of national cricketers has also increased. Today we will discuss the top 10 wealthiest cricketers of the Bangladesh national team and their wealth.
The richest cricketers in Bangladesh in 2021
Shakib Al Hasan
No 1 ODI all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the richest cricketer of Bangladesh. As of 2021, Shakib's net worth is approximately $40 million, which stands at Tk. 339 crore. Besides cricket, Shakib has diverse sources of income. He is associated with many brands as their goodwill ambassador or as brand ambassadors. On the other hand, besides the national team, his big income comes from IPL, CPL, Big Bash, PSL, and other foreign leagues. Shakib also has a restaurant business and cosmetic business. Even a simple signature in his hand earns lakhs of Takas. However, the actual property information is unpublished. But, his wife, Umme Ahmed Shishir, lives in Wisconsin, USA. So, it is evident that he has property in America.
Shakib doesn't just earn money for himself; he also helps the deprived population via "The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation." Last year he put up his 2019 World Cup bat on an auction and received Tk. 20 lakhs which he spent on corona victims. Besides, he also helped the flood victims.
Currently ranked 23rd in ODI, Tamim Iqbal is the second richest Bangladeshi cricketer in 2021. His net worth is approximately $30 million (Tk. 254 crores), which he earned through the salary, bonus from the national team, BPL, IPL, and numerous leagues abroad. On the other hand, Tamim is involved in the advertising of various products as well as the goodwill ambassadors of various organizations. From these hefty amounts of earnings, Tamim also makes donations to disadvantaged families. Last year he donated a confidential amount via a charity organization "Footsteps" to fight COVID.
Despite the struggle at the beginning of his career, Mushfiqur Rahim is taking himself to unique heights through hard work day after day. He is currently at No 21 in the ODI ranking and known as Mr. Dependable due to his performance. Mushfiqur's personal wealth is approximately $25 million (Tk. 212 crores). His main source of income is his salary, bonus from the national team, and a hefty salary from the BPL. Besides, he also earns money as a brand ambassador for various types of advertising and various organizations. Mushfiqur has a charity organization named "Mushfiqur Rahim Foundation" to help disadvantaged people. The star wicketkeeper-batsman of the national team distributed relief to 300 families through his charity Mushfiqur Rahim Foundation in September 2020.
Debuted in 2015, Mustafizur Rahman has risen exponentially in the cricket world through his exceptional bowling skills. He is currently ranked 17th in the ODI bowling ranking. Within six years, Mustafizur's estimated net worth stands at $13 million (Tk. 110 crores). He mainly earns money from the cricket board, IPL, BPL, NatWest T20 Blast, and PSL. However, he is also involved with many brands and advertising.
The young Bangladeshi bowler Taskin Ahmed has earned a reputation at a very tender age. Currently, Taskin's estimated net worth is $5 million (Tk. 42 crore), which he earns most from the national team, BPL, and other cricket leagues abroad. Besides, he also has business and is involved with numerous brands and business organizations. Taskin leads a luxury life as he owns a big house, luxury cars, and bikes.
With an estimated net worth of $3 million (Tk. 25 crores), Mahmudullah is the third richest cricket player in Bangladesh. Apart from salary-bonus from the national team, he gets most of the money from match fees, bonuses, and various prizes. He has also earned enough from BPL, CPL, and from advertising revenue and endorsements.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, one of the best captains in Bangladesh, is in the seventh position in the list of the top richest cricketers of Bangladesh. As per his declaration, Mashrafe's net worth is approximately Tk. 13 crores. He could have earned more but has faced many obstacles due to injuries. The main source of income for this fast bowler is salary bonuses from the cricket board, BPL, and different personal businesses. Besides, Mashrafe is also involved as a brand ambassador of several organizations. Mashrafe became a member of parliament with the aim to help the people. Besides, he established "the Narail Express Foundation" to achieve six important goals for the Bangladeshi population.
One of the top-order batsmen, Ashraful's career was bright. But, banning from international cricket has destroyed his career. Still, he has been contributing to local cricket. After a long five years, returning to domestic cricket, he did fairly well but failed to prove himself in the BPL, the country's biggest cricket event. The cricketer dropped from the national team in 2013 is the eighth richest cricketer in the country with a net worth of Tk. 11 crores approximately. In addition to domestic cricket, his income comes mainly from various foreign leagues, advertisements, and several businesses.
Former left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak is one of the star players and was the first Bangladeshi player to play in IPL. He mainly played for the national team and BPL. His estimated net worth is $1 million (Tk. 84 lakhs). Although he has retired, his current ranking is 25 in ODI bowling. He is currently waiting to join the BCB to serve on the national selection panel.
Soumya Sarkar started his career with the Bangladesh cricket team in 2014 and has a significant contribution to the national team. Currently ranked at 52 in the ODI table, Soumya's main source of earning is the salary from the cricket board, BPL, and few brand endorsements. His approximate net worth is $1 million (Tk. 84 lakhs).
Source: United News of Bangladesh