Delhi: Virat Kohli is the most valuable player not only in Indian cricket but also in world cricket. Kohli is the highest paid player in the Indian team and IPL alike. That’s something everyone knows. Last day when the BCCI announced the annual contract, Kohli was in the A Plus category.
This is a limited list of highly paid people. But this is the story of India. Do you know the salaries of Pakistani cricket players? Compared to the Indian players, their situation is very pitiful. Even at the top of the world rankings, many players are paid very little.
Annual contract of BCCI
BCCI announced the annual contract recently. As Kohli is an A plus category, he will get Rs 7 crore as an annual salary. Meanwhile, there have been changes in the list. Out-of-form KL Rahul has been relegated to the B category.
Instead, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was brought into the A Plus category. The Test series against Australia is an achievement for him. Apart from Kohli and Jadeja, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are in this category.
These stars are right behind
Next up in the BCCI contract is the A category. It includes Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel. All of them will get Rs.5 crores. B category has Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill.
Sanju Samson, Sikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Hooda, Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh and KS Bharat are in the C category.
Babur Assam is far behind
Virat Kohli will earn 12 times more than Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Even the Grade C entrants of the Indian team are paid more than Pakistan’s top players. That means the Pakistan Cricket Board pays Babar Azam Rs 43.44 lakh per year. Not just Kohli but twelve times less than Rohit, Bumrah and Jadeja. Barr’s salary will be 50 percent less than Sanju Samson’s.
Only these five people
Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Imam-ul-Haq are the only top-paid players in Pakistan cricket. The salary of the rest is very low. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah has been criticized for being placed in the A Plus category. Bumrah has been out of action for months. Absent due to injury. Bumrah will not play in IPL and Test cricket final. But will return in the ODI World Cup. Bumrah not playing in Mumbai is also a loss. The criticism is that how can Bumrah be given an A Plus contract when there is such a thing.