The Master Blaster is rightfully considered as one of the pioneers of the game because of whom the sport has reached such great heights. Tendulkar is considered as the best player ever to play the game and has been involved in the game even after retiring in 2013. He currently mentors the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL and is also on the advisory board of the BCCI.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni is one of the most marketable faces in the country and has had a great career in all formats of the game. Considered as the best ever Indian captain by many, Dhoni is also the highest paid player in the Indian Premier League and has a category A contract with the BCCI.
The Indian captain is one of the best-paid athletes in the world and is the only Indian to be included in the list of Forbes highest paid athletes of 2017. Kohli is the second highest paid player in the IPL and is naturally one of the highest earners from the Indian board. Kohli’s phenomenal rise is expected to make him the richest cricketer of all time by the time he hangs up his boots.
The Nawab of Najafgarh is considered as the most destructive batter that this country has ever seen. His fearless batting enthralled the nation for over a decade in all three formats of the game. Sehwag is currently the head coach of Kings XI Punjab and is also in line to coach the Indian team one day.
This name might surprise a few as the Baroda all rounder has not been in the Indian national team for long. The destructive batsman and a miserly off break bowler
The Uttar Pradesh middle order batsman is one of the highest paid players in the IPL. He is the captain of Gujarat Lions in the IPL and is one of the only two players that have scored a century for India in T20 internationals.
The stylish left-handed all rounder was the architect of India’s 2011 World Cup win. He also played a crucial role in the 2007 T20 World Cup which made him a cult figure in Indian cricket. He is still a crucial member of India’s ODI setup and has been playing for the national side since the past 16 years.
The talented Indian top order batsman is one of the best players that have been plying their trade for the national team in the last decade. Sharma is a regular in the Indian ODI and T20 setup and also captains the Mumbai Indians side – one of the most successful sides in IPL.
The hero of India’s two World Cup triumphs finds himself a place in this elite test because of his consistent performances for India, KKR and the Delhi Ranji team.