On the very night on which Narendra Modi announced a Rs 20 lakh crore economic package for the corona-stricken nation in order to help out the citizens of the country, there were comparisons drawn between that package and Pakistan’s GDP. A few newspapers and social media platforms concluded that this amount is almost 83 percent of Pakistan’s GDP. Quite a staggering comparison, won’t you say?
Going by similar standards of contrasts, AK4Tsay1 Cricalytics Official amassed a few brilliant facts which will once again expose the stark frailty of the Pakistani monetary strength.
Pakistan Cricket Board announced its official annual contract for the year 2020-21 and this communiqué will be quite daunting for the Pakistani fans.
As per the new contract, three Pakistani players have been awarded the top-category which ensures an annual income of PKR 12.1 million which is equivalent to 80K US dollars. Those fortunate names are Babar Azam, one of the leading Pakistani batsmen, Azar Ali and Shaheen Afridi.
The second category of players will be getting PKR 9 million which equals to 60K US dollars. Most numbers of names came under this category as the number is 9. Another category was allotted to encourage young players to come up with their blue-ribbon talent and hence, this category was christened as Emerging Players category, which once again went to 3 players. The three players who made the cut for this prestigious final category were Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Hasnain.
Much to the disappointment of the Pakistani fans’ imperative names like Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali didn’t find a place in the team of elites.
Now delving into the comparison, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma, the three players who aces the categories receive an annual income of INR 70 million which is equivalent to 900K US dollars. This figure is a clear replica of the fact that the annual salary of the top bracket of Pakistani cricketers is a month’s income for the Indian cricketers.
We will have a quick glance at the players in the second category of the Pakistani bracket which brags about players like Haris Sohail and Sarfaraz Ahmed. India’s second category of players is equally brilliant like the first and a few names in that category are Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara and a few others. Their annual salary is 700K US dollars compared to Pakistan’s 60K US dollars.
India didn’t really look much towards the emergence because the board believes in incorporating raw talent with experience in the main squad. The final category of India comprises Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Yuzvendra Chahal, and a few more who earn a sum of 400K US dollars which is 10 times more than the 40K US dollars earned by the Pakistani cricketers in the same category.
Pakistan has awarded 21 players their central contract splurging 1 million US dollars. Virat’s annual salary is 900K US dollars. Ring a bell? Also, BCCI awarded its central contract to 27 players.