The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is one of the richest cricketing boards in the world. Our Indian cricketers are the highest-paid cricketers around the world.
Here, in this article, we bring you a list of the top 10 highest-paid cricketers in the country. Have a look:
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is one of the most loved athletes around the world. With an annual earning of around INR 252.72 crore, Virat Kohli is the highest-paid athlete in the country.
2. MS Dhoni:
The former Indian skipper is the second richest cricketer in the country. Though, Dhoni took retirement from international cricket last year, but he is still the highest paid cricketer. He earns a whopping amount of INR 135.93 crore annually.
3. Sachin Tendulkar:
The legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from the cricket world in the year 2013 is still one of the highest-paid cricketers. He earns around INR 76.96 crore annually.
4. Rohit Sharma:
India’s vice-captain for the limited-overs, Rohit Sharma is the fourth highest paid-cricketers. As per the reports, he is expected to earn INR 54.29 crore in 2019.
5. Rishabh Pant:
The young and talented wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has jumped several places to occupy the fifth position on the list. Pant earns an estimated amount of INR 29.19 crore annually.
6. Hardik Pandya:
The star all-rounder of team India, Hardik Pandya is the sixth highest-paid cricketer of India. His annual salary took a slight hit as it went down from INR 28.46 crore to 24.87 crores.
7. Jasprit Bumrah:
The sensational Indian bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, has become the backbone of the Indian bowling unit. His annual earning of INR 23.25 crore has also seen a sharp increase.
8. KL Rahul:
The stylish Indian batsman, KL Rahul takes the eighth spot on this list. He is estimated to have earned INR 23.19 last year.
9. Shikhar Dhawan:
Though the star Indian opener lost his spot in the Indian Test team however he is still holding on to the 9th position on this list, with an annual salary of INR 19.11 crore.
10. Ravindra Jadeja:
The stylish all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja suffered multiple injuries last year, but despite that, he has managed to remain in the top 10 positions with an annual income of INR 18.41 crore.