Virat Kohli IPL Salary: Virat Kohli has been ruling the Indian roost of cricketers with some blazing display of cricket and one hell of a fitness showdown. Not every cricketer on the planet savors such unparalleled greatness and continues to proliferate with every passing second like the way Kohli has been doing. His meteoric ascent to the zenith has not only left the world in awe of an emerging cricketer but he has managed to climb up the ragged rungs of the ladder, establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the world in the recent times.
Not only has he left an indelible mark in international cricket but he has also penned an overtly impressive legacy in the domestic cricket canon, especially Indian Premier League, where he holds the record of being the highest run-scorer before the tournament’s latest edition kicks off and he also holds the record of amassing the highest number of runs in one single season.
Not only are his cricketing figures an exact replica of his exact brilliance but the way his salary has improved over the ages is also a burning testimony to his greatness. Kohli was brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2008 IPL and he still continues to be the solitary player in the glittering span of the tournament to have played for just one franchise. When he started playing at a tender age of just 19 years, RCB splurged Rs 12 lakhs on this youngster.
As time passed by, like the way Kohli started emerging as one of the finest cricketers of all time, his salary started burgeoning too. From a paltry Rs 12 lakhs in 2008, Virat Kohli IPL Salary this year is a staggering Rs 17 crores, which when put to numbers, equates to 141.66 times his initial salary.
Virat Kohli IPL Salary
Kohli also became the only one from India to feature in the Forbes list of the richest athletes for the past year. His net worth in the past year was estimated to be Rs 196 crores ($26 million). Though there is no concrete report of the figures which will now be divulged, yet even if an iota of these statements is true, then his net worth is estimated to be around Rs 1700 crores. Though the total amounts could not be amassed as a majority of it comes from endorsements and his business events.
The net worth is also inclusive of his income from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as an active Indian player that sees him earning a staggering Rs 7 crores per annum. His salary per year amounts to Rs 24 crores out of which 7 crores come from his national duties while the remnant arrives from the Indian Premier League.
There are also rumors which state that his current net worth is Rs 119 crores which is in direct contrast to the unverified reports of Rs 900 crore. It may happen that he may earn in between these figures or even more, but the legacy that he building with time will be nothing short of an empire. The fact that he still has a good amount of cricket left in him, it is believed that he will be the one to rattle all of Sachin’s records and create his own.