Everybody knows that the players of the Indian cricket team earns big bucks from the BCCI and from the Playing for the Indian Cricket team is like a dream for every Indian Boy. Cricket is the most followed sport in India and the cricketers are no less than celebrities. Playing and representing the national team is itself a matter of pride which comes with big responsibilities. With big responsibilities, comes bigger cheques. Everybody knows that the players of the Indian cricket team earns big bucks from the BCCI and from the brand endorsement contracts they have with them. This is also a reason why many of the young stars dream of becoming a player of the Indian National Cricket team. With that said, let us have a look at the 10 Highest Paid Indian Cricket Players.
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian Cricket team in all three formats of the game. He is the best batsmen in the world and plenty of records to his name. He is even compared to the Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar because he close to break all the records created by Sachin Tendulkar. His consistency as a batsman is what makes him among the highest earners of the Indian Cricket team along with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. He is in the A+ category of the players list where he is paid Rs. 7 crore yearly. He is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore team of the Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli gets paid Rs. 17 Crore per season in the IPL. He also endorses several brands and charges around ₹3.5 – ₹4 crore per endorsement.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the former captain of the Indian Cricket team for a long time and is the most successful captain in the history of Indian Cricket. As a player and a captain he has won most number of trophies in the world along with the 3 big ICC Trophies: 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC ODI World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. During his debut years, he used to thrash bowlers but with time he started playing in a more dependable way. He was a wicket-keeper batsmen and many people believe that he is the best wicket-keeper in the history of cricket because of his insane reflexes and stumping skills. At the moment he is a retired Indian Cricket player but when he was active, he got paid ₹7 crore per year. Currently he is playing IPL and is one of the highest paid Indian cricket players in the IPL.
Rohit Sharma is the vice captain of the present Indian Cricket team and is the second Indian player to get the highest amount of salary after captain Virat Kohli. Just like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma is a inseparable part of the Indian team because of his batting. Nicknamed “Hitman” he really lives up to his name. He is the third Indian batsmen after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to score 200 runs in the ODI cricket. Rohit Sharma is the only player to score three 200 scores with the highest being 264 runs against Sri Lanka. He is in the A+ tier of the Indian Cricket team and gets paid ₹7 crore per year. He also plays for the Mumbai Indians team in IPL and gets a very hefty salary which makes him one of the highest paid Indian Cricket players.
Jasprit Bumrah is India’s one of the finest bowler and the main backbone of the Indian bowling attack. His bowling skills is the reason why he is the inseparable part of the Indian cricket team like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In the recent years, Bumrah has made a great progress and cemented his place in the Indian cricket team as one of the best death over bowlers in the International cricket. Jasprit Bumrah is not only the best bowler in the Indian Cricket team but also ranked in the Top 10 best bowlers in the World. Jasprit Bumrah comes in the A+ grade players who receive a annual salary of ₹7 crore. He also plays for Mumbai Indians where he gets paid around ₹6 – ₹7 Crore per season. Jasprit Bumrah is also a highest paid player in the Indian Cricket.
Hardik Pandya is a Indian cricket player and a part of the Indian cricket team since 2016. Hardik Pandya did his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2016 against Australia and since then his performance has made him a important part of the Indian cricket team. He is a all-rounder who bowls right-arm fast and bats right handed. Hardik Pandya comes in the A grade salaried players who gets paid ₹5 Crore annually. He also plays for the Mumbai Indians team where he gets paid ₹11 crore per season which is more than the salary of Rohit Sharma. He is the one of the top all-rounders in the T20 cricket which is why his demand is most in the IPL. This is the reason why he is paid more than the captain of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma.
Ravindra Jadeja is a Indian cricket player who plays for the Indian cricket team as a all-rounder. Ravindra Jadeja did his debut for the Indian cricket team in the year 2009 against Sri Lanka. He was a very important player for the Indian Cricket team when Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain. He is a all rounder player who bowls left handed spin and bats left handed. His bowling skills was the reason why Mahendra Singh Dhoni trusted him in difficult situations. There were many instances when his performance was the main reason of India’s victory. Currently he is in the A grade of the players who get paid ₹5 crore annually. He plays IPL for Chennai Super Kings and gets ₹7 crore per season. He is also brand ambassador of several brands where is paid around ₹1 crore per endorsement. Ravindra Jadeja is also one of the highest paid Indian Cricket players.
Shikhar Dhawan is a Indian Cricket player who plays as a batsmen for the Indian Cricket team. Shikhar Dhawan did his debut for the Indian Cricket team in the year 2010 against Australia. He is a left handed batsmen who is capable of scoring huge runs. His performances in the big stages such as 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, 2015 ICC World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy made him a important part of the Indian team. He won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and was the highest scorer in the tournament from the Indian team. Shikhar Dhawan is in the A grade list of the players and he gets paid ₹5 crore annually. He also plays IPL from the Delhi Capitals team and is one of the highest earner in the team and the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan also did some brand endorsements for which he got paid ₹1.5 – ₹2 crores. This makes him one of the highest earners in the team.
K. L. Rahul
K. L. Rahul is a Indian Batsmen and wicket keeper who plays for the Indian Cricket team as a opener. He is one of the finest wicket keepers in the team and is often compared by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His teammate Rishabh Pant is his competitor for the position. K. L. did his Indian team debut in the year 2014 against Australia. K. L. Rahul is a regular player for the Indian national cricket team and is in the A grade list of the players. He gets paid ₹5 crore annually from BCCI. K. L. Rahul plays IPL from the team Punjab Kings where he is one of the top earners of the team. K. L. Rahul gets paid ₹10 crores per year. He actively takes part in the brand endorsements and is paid around ₹1 – ₹1.5 crore per endorsement.
Ravichandran Ashwin is a Indian Cricket player who plays for the Indian team as a spin bowler. He did his debut for the Indian cricket team in the year 2010 against Sri Lanka. He is one of the important bowler of the Indian team alongside Jasprit Bumrah. Ravichandran Ashwin can also bat but mainly he is important for the team for his bowling skills. After Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka, he is the only bowler who can bowl the carrom bowl with perfection. Ravichandran Ashwin has won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy under M. S. Dhoni’s captaincy. He comes under the A list players of the Indian team and gets paid ₹5 crore per year from the BCCI. He plays the IPL from the Delhi Capitals team and gets paid ₹11 Crore for the whole season.
Ajinkya Rahane is the Indian cricket team player who plays for the team as a batsmen. Ajinkya Rahane did his debut for the Indian cricket team in the year 2011 against England. Since then he has been a part of the Indian cricket team. Rahane is the vice captain of the current Indian Cricket team for the tests replacing Rohit Sharma. Ajinkya Rahane comes under the A list players of the Indian Cricket team who gets paid ₹5 crore annually. He plays IPL from the Delhi Capitals and he earns ₹6 crore per year from the team. Ajinkya Rahane is a important part of the Indian Cricket team and earns quite a heft amount on a yearly basis.