Yes, we are well aware that BCCI is the richest cricketing board in the world. The launch, success, and profits earned from the IPL have only added to their bounty. When the BCCI has money, it generally gets branched into the players, along with the board – the players in the Indian cricket team are some the heavy pocketed ones as well!
BCCI announced the 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 a few days ago and this team is by far the combination of the richest cricketers on the planet. Find out how they make the big bucks!
The contract with BCCI is the primary earning source for the Indian cricketers. The players are categorized according to their worth and performances. They are then added to certain levels created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Indian skipper Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, and speedster Jasprit Bumrah are in the A+ category and get a massive seven crores each from the BCCI. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, and Kuldeep Yadav are included in A grade category of five crore rupees each. The B category includes Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya who receive three crores each.
When it comes down to the IPL, Virat alone was rewarded of Rs 17 crores, while Rohit and Dhoni bagged 15 crores each. Rahul and Hardik got Rs 11 crores respectively, Bhuvaneshwar Rs 8 crore, Kedar Jadhav Rs 7 crore 80 lakh, Dinesh Karthik got 7 crores 40 lakhs, Bumrah and Jadeja got Rs 7 crore rupees. When added together this team goes on to account for a mammoth total of Rs 131.70 Crores.
Virat is the highest paid
It is no doubt that the Indian captain is the star performer in our team right now. He not only has the best average for the past year but has also been the most consistent player, especially when India is chasing. This makes it obvious that he is also the highest-paid player in the team, and deserving so.
Contract + IPL = Rs. 193.70 crores
According to these figures, if you put together the earnings from the contract and the IPL it becomes a total that might blow your minds. The current Indian 15-man squad is the most expensive across the world and is worthy of Rs 193.70 crores. Vijay Shankar is the only player in this squad that does not have a BCCI contract yet.