New Delhi, July 24: Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the biggest income tax payer in Jharkhand, by paying income tax of Rs 12.17 crore in financial year 2017-18.
According to the sources, the firebrand cricketer has also deposited Rs 3 crore as advance tax for the next financial year.
"Dhoni had paid Rs 10.93 crore as income tax in 2016-17 but he was not the highest taxpayer in that fiscal," chief commissioner of Income Tax, Jharkhand region, V Mahalingam, said.
According to Forbes, Dhoni is the third highest earning cricketer after Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. Forbes India's list of the celebrities with highest earnings in 2017 has listed him at No 8 in the country with estimated earnings of Rs. 63.7 crore.
Dhoni was seen seeking the match ball at the end of the lost third ODI against England in Headingley. This sparked speculations that Dhoni may retire after the series. However, sources in the team management have dismissed the talk as "rumours".
Dhoni retired stunningly from Test cricket in the middle of India’s 2014 tour of Australia.