Ravindra Jadeja has come a long way from being the butt of all jokes ('Sir'Ravindra Jadeja, remember?) for scoring too slowly against England during India's lacklustre defence of the World T20 title in 2009. The sobriquet slowly morphed into a term of endearment as the Saurashtra player became a cult figure in the Indian dressing room. Jadeja is one of the many outstanding fielders in the side; his speed and agility helped India win the ICC Champions Trophy in England. He's ranked the fifth-best ODI all-rounder and with his slingy off-spin, the third-best ODI bowler. He took 51 of his 108 ODI wickets in just 31 matches this year and averaged 37 with the bat, earning a call-up to the Test side. Though he's struggled with the bat, he used the Indian conditions to take an impressive 27 wickets in five matches. With six endorsement deals to his name, Jadeja's famous moustache is certainly becoming a national icon. The $2 million he makes from his IPL deal also boosted his income.
Fast Fact: ? Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja is a lover of horses and equestrian sports.