Apart from making millions with their hard work and dedication towards the game, cricketers worldwide earn a good amount of money with brand endorsements.
The amount of money charged by them and their willingness to work with a leading brand is subject to their latest arrangements and the place they hold in the hearts of their fans.
There are some renowned cricketers, who refused to work with well-known brands because of their strong beliefs.
Cricketers who refused to promote famous brands because of their strong beliefs!
Syed Imad Wasim Haider aka Imad Wasim is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-handed all-rounder and usually plays for Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League. Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim is one of the best all-rounders in the current limited-overs format of the game.
Because of his enormous faith and regard for Islam, Imad doesn’t prefer working with any alcoholic brand offer. Moreover, you will be surprised to know that during his administration period for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) group Jamaica Tallawahs, his shirt wasn’t having the logo of Appleton Estate (a rum-production organization) on his chest.
As we all know, Hashim Mahomed Amla was a former South African famous cricketer who played for South Africa in each of the game’s three formats. Amla is the quickest player to score 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 ODI runs and is regarded as one of the best batsmen ever. His performance was lauded by many people during IPL as well.
The former cricketer Hashim Amla was not just appreciated for his astonishing batting, but he is also known for not advancing any alcoholic brand. Just Like Rashid Khan and Imad Wasim, Amla also possesses a solid faith and regard for Islam.
There was a time, when Castle Lager, a South African brew fabricating organization, was the supporter of the South African public cricket crew, and Hashim Amla didn’t use the brand logo on his outfit, and he was even ready to pay a fine of $500 for the same.
Master Blaster and God of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly one of the most adored and respected cricketers across the world. He served the Indian cricket team for 24 long years (1989-2013).
Sachin doesn’t prefer working with any tobacco or alcoholic brands. In 1996, Tendulkar strongly said no to a tobacco organization’s proposal to use their logo on his bat.
Moreover, after his retirement, an alcoholic brand wanted Tendulkar to promote its non-alcoholic products under a similar name, but the flabbergasting Indian cricketer refused.
Virat Kohli aka King Kohli is the former Captain of the Indian Cricket team. A top-ranking batsman doesn’t need any introduction. He has outshined everyone when it comes to batting and currently, he is the most followed Indian celebrity on Instagram.
We have seen Virat Kohli supporting the famous brands Pepsi and Fair and Lovely but after 2017, the renowned cricketer stopped endorsing both of them.
Pepsi is a carbonated soda pop brand, and Fair and Lovely is a fairness brand. As Kohli is a huge supporter of a fit lifestyle and it is obvious that he doesn’t consume soda. And he doesn’t support the fairness cream brands as it is against his morals.
Rashid Khan Arman is an Afghan cricketer who gained massive popularity in IPL. Since his international cricket debut, Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan has constantly amazed everyone as a leg-spinner. Apart from being an astonishing bowler, Rashid is also an appreciable batsman.
Rashid doesn’t work with any brew or alcoholic brand because he believes in Islam. For the same reason, when Rashid was serving for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League (BBL), his jersey didn’t have the West End logo when the brewing brand was the sponsor of the Adelaide Strikers.