Cricketers, if they play their cards right can live a wealthy lifestyle throughout their life even after retirement. Cricket players, especially Indians, earns a lot of money during their playing career. A decent cricketer’s career span is up to 7-8 years. The player can earn millions while taking part in all the newly introduced domestic leagues like IPL and PSL. The modern-day cricketers with the help of their talent-management companies invest their money in the right places to secure their future once they retire from cricket. Let’s have a look at few Cricketers And Their Business Ventures
Which are the cricketers who started their business ventures?
1) Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is leading everything when it comes to cricket and cricketers. The God of cricket is also a smart businessman. Sachin Tendulkar owns the company “100”. However, the Masterblaster of Indian cricket also has other ventures to his name. As per reports, Tendulkar owns 7.5% shares in a UAE-based tours and travels company called Musafir.
He is an 18% owner of Smaaash Entertainment. Adding to that, he is reportedly a stakeholder in a joint venture of Manipal Group and Future Group. Tendulkar’s investment does not stop here. He owns a 28% stake in Universal Collectabilla, a company known for celebrity merchandise. He was also the co-owner of the ISL team Kerala Blasters.
2) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is at the pinnacle of success that any cricket could dream of. The 33-year-old Indian skipper is the biggest brand in India right now. He has already made several investments in different ventures to secure his post-cricket life. King Kohli is the co-owner of the ISL club FC Goa. His biggest venture is his clothing brand “Wrogn”. Kohli invested INR 90 crores to start a fitness chain by the name Chisel Fitness. As per reports, he is also a stakeholder in the company “Sport Convo”
3) Sourav Ganguly
The prince of Bengal is literally a prince in real life. Sourav Ganguly was born with a silver spoon, making him one of the wealthiest cricketers of all time. Sourav Ganguly is president of BCCI. However, he earns most of his income from his various businesses. Dada’s first investment in Sourav’s restaurant chain—The Food Pavilion failed miserably, costing Ganguly tons of money. He then invested in a digital start-up named Flickstree. He also co-owns the Indian Super League side ATK.
4) MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni has retired from all formats of international cricket. The greatest Indian skipper now only plays for the Indian Premier League franchise, CSK. MS Dhoni co-owns ISL side Chennaiyin FC along with Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan. Dhoni is the owner of SEVEN and a co-owner of Rhiti Group. He has shares in companies likes SportsFit World PVT LTD and Khatabook. He also owns an organic farm.
5) Anil Kumble
The 48-year-old has co-founded a sports training and consulting company called TENVIC. He also is working hard to unearth the next to him, as he launched Spin Stars, a talent search contest for aspiring spin bowlers in the 10-19 age group across Karnataka.
He is also the founder of Spektacom, a technology that produces chip-like stickers which that can measure the power with which the ball has been hit. It can be tracked via an application on a mobile phone.
6) Chris Gayle
The “Universal Boss” owns a sports bar by the name Triple Century 333. He is also an owner of a restaurant in Jamaica. 41-year-old Gayle is also a global ambassador of Attitude.com, which is a fashion brand. He is a stakeholder in a Bengaluru-based company FlippAR. He has also invested in IONA, which is a gaming entertainment venture. He has also made several investments in tech.
7) Mahela Jayawardene
The iconic Sri Lankan cricketer co-owns a restaurant named Ministry of Crab with Kumar Sangakkara in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Jayawardene also has plans to open a chain of the restaurant in Mumbai, India as well. Jayawardene stated that the chiefs will be trained in Colomba and will then be brought to India.
8) Zaheer Khan
The premier Indian fast bowler became a restaurant owner back in 2005. He named the restaurant Zaheer Khan’s. It started as a basic foot joint but Khan later turned it into a sports bar-cum-restaurant-cum-lounge. He is also an owner of a sports lounge in Pune called Toss. Zaheer has invested in a fitness venture called ProSport Fitness. There are two branches ProSport fitness centers in Mumbai. ProSport provides physiotherapy sessions and fitness training.
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