Virat Kohli Is Not The Highest Paid Member Of Team India. It’s Ravi Shastri: Virat Kohli is one of the most celebrated cricketer of our generation. As per our common sense, we would think that he must be the most highly paid from the federation of the BCCI.
But as per recent reports, it has been confirmed that Virat Kohli’s annual pay is less than the coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri. Kohli receives $1 million i.e. Rs 6.5 crores from BCCI, as salary.
But the most astonishing fact is that at this point of time Ravi Shastri is the world’s most highly paid coach. He draws a salary of $1.17 million per year from the BCCI. In Indian currency the amount goes up to more than Rs 7 crore.
But why is it so?
After Shastri being recruited as the coach of the Indian cricket team, as per the rules of the BCCI, Shastri had to put an end to his other works like commentary, column writing and other works as such.
Mostly for avoiding the clash, it is a mandatory rule which every other coach has to follow. Moreover, for compensating the losses the federation of BCCI is bound to pay a huge amount to the coach. This is the reason why even Virat Kohli draws a less salary than Ravi Shastri.
Even Shastri’s salary does not secure any match fees.
Though, Kohli is being paid less by the BCCI, the brand endorsements and the advertisements compensate his earnings. He makes a lump sum amount of money by endorsing famous brands. As per reports, Kohli charges Rs. 5 crore per advertisement.
Another interesting fact is that other than Shastri, there are other people who earns more than Kohli. Steve Smith, the Australian captain, earns more than Virat Kohli. If reports are to be believed, Smith is going to draw a sum of $1.4 million this year which is approximately Rs 7 crore.
Another report suggests that Ravi Shastri with the earning of 1.17 million per year is now the world’s best paid coach. With his salary, he only earns less than the top players of Australia, England and India. Meanwhile, Australia and England are paying half to the coaches of what they pay to their topmost players.
If compared with the salary of Ravi Shastri, Darren Lehmann who is the Australian coach earns 0.55 million. In Indian currency, the amount is only Rs 3.5 crore per year which is way too less than the annual income of Ravi Shastri.
So, it is quite fascinating to know that the most popular player is being paid less than the team’s coach. As per common belief, we might have been thinking that the players are being paid the most.
But if the recent reports are to be believed, the coach is being paid the higher amount. But with this report, Ravi Shastri is really giving the other coaches around the world a run for their money.