Former India skipper MS Dhoni brought down curtains on his illustrious international career last week. The decision ended his long and very successful 16-year association with Team India. With the decision, he also ended the year-long speculation about his career.
Speculation were rife over his career as he remained silent over the same. The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman has not played any competitive game since the end of the World Cup in July last year. Soon after the tournament ended, he took an indefinite sabbatical from the game which will finally end next month when the IPL starts.
But despite ending his international career, MS Dhoni will have little impact as far as his earning is concerned. One of the richest cricketers in the world, MS Dhoni will continue to rake in millions even after retirement from international cricket. So here we are taking a look at how he will continue to add to his net worth.
While the wicketkeeper-batsman has retired from international cricket, he will continue to play in the IPL. In 2018, Chennai Super Kings retained their skipper for a fee of Rs 15 crore, making him the highest-paid player in their squad.
Endorsements has always been one of the biggest source of income for a sportsperson and MS Dhoni endorses a number of products. Despite retirement, he is one of the most popular personalities in India and will continue to remain the face of several brands.
The Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which looks at annual earning and popularity, handed MSD the 5th position in its 2019 edition. With such widespread popularity, the legendary cricketer’s brand value is unlikely to drop any time soon. According to Economic Times, his endorsement fee ranges between Rs 8 to 12 crore.
3. Business and investments:
Having earned millions from the game, MS Dhoni has invested his money in different businesses. He has invested in sportswear brand Seven, ISL football team Chennaiyin FC, a racing team in the Supersport World Championship and hockey team Ranchi Rays. He also owns a branch of gyms called SportsFit.
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