Aryaman Birla: You would be surprised to know that a 23-year-old cricketer is currently the richest cricketer in India. The youngest descendent of the Aditya Birla Group, Aryaman Birla is currently the richest active cricketer in the country. A budding Indian cricketer, Aryaman Birla is the son of billionaire industrialist, Aryaman Birla.
Cricket is the most followed sport in India and cricketers earn a hefty sum of money as their salaries. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the most-richest cricket board in the world. BCCI provide a huge sum of money to cricketers for representing the nation. Besides, they also earn from IPL and brand endorsements. Cricketers like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar among others are richest cricketers. However, none of the mentioned names is at the top when it comes to the richest cricketers in India.
Aryaman Birla hails from the state of Madhya Pradesh. Being a son of a brilliant, one would expect him to follow his father’s footsteps. However, Aryaman create his own niche and pursued his passion for cricket. Since his childhood, he was inclined towards cricket and later decided to become a professional cricketer.
He made rapid strides at the age-group cricket and gradually made his way ahead. Hard work eventually paid off as he was drafted in Madhya Pradesh’s Ranji team. He received his debut cap in 2017 and hit a century in only his third first-class game. So far, he has managed to play nine first-class matches, eight of which came during the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.
His best knock so far has come against Bengal in what was only this third first-class game. His knock helped Madhya Pradesh salvage a hard-fought draw. Impressive performances during the Ranji season meant Rajasthan Royals bought him for his base price of 20 Lakhs in the 2018 edition of IPL.
Unfortunately, owing to injuries and several other setbacks led to Aryaman taking an indefinite break from cricket last year, citing anxiety and mental stress.
“I’ve felt trapped. I’ve pushed myself through all the distress so far, but now I feel the need to put my mental health and wellbeing above all else,” he wrote on Instagram. “We all have our own journeys and I want to take this time to understand myself better, open my mind to new and varied perspectives and seek purpose in my findings,” he had said while announcing his sabbatical.
Aryaman certainly has shown a glimpse of his potential at the domestic level. It remains to be seen whether he would be able to realise his dream of representing the Indian Cricket Team.
Aryaman Birla comes from a rich background. His father, Kumar Mangalam Birla possesses a net worth of 70,000 Crore. If reports are to be believed the business grew 26-fold from 1/6$ Billion to 41$ Billion in 2015 since Kumar Mangalam took over in the year 1995.
Aditya Birla Group has a strong hold in several industries such as metal, cement, telecom, and retail. As per reports in March 2019, their total revenue is around $48 billion. Nevertheless, Aryaman Birla would be the successor of this gigantic net worth.