Not to everyone’s surprise, the gravity of cricket has dramatically shifted from the European continent to the Asian subcontinent over the years. Lending in favour of this argument is the reverberating action-packed stadiums with spectators dancing in unison celebrating their beloved game of cricket unfolding in front of their emotional eyes.
The eternal fans of the discipline have contributed immensely to fill the treasures with millions of bounties in their respective cricketing boards. The Board of Control for Cricket in India features at the helm as far as the richest cricketing administrations are concerned.
Speaking volumes of the standard of cricket in the country, Indian cricketing authorities leave no stones unturned to reward back the mighty cricketers who ensure that the Indian team leaves an indelible mark on the 22 yards. Hence, it comes as no surprise that the men-in-Blue features in the star-studded list of richest sportsmen in the world of cricket.
On that note, this article attempts to draw a comparison of salaries between centrally contracted players of Pakistan and India.
So, without any further ado, let us take a glance:
5. Shikhar Dhawan (INR 5 Cr) vs Shadab Khan (INR 42.57 Lakhs)
The cricketing dynamo aka Gabbar of Indian cricket has always justified his position in the team with his classic unbeaten knock helping the team set humongous targets or hunt them down. Of late, the Delhi-based cricketer is busy plying his trade for Delhi Capitals in the delayed edition for the 13th IPL.
The swashbuckler has sealed a hefty deal with the Indian cricketing board in the recent contract announced by the latter. Securing INR 5 crore package, Dhawan features in the list A contract along with many other ace players.
Bringing Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan on the drawing board, the leggie sealed INR 42.57 lakhs agreement. With an intent to display the best performance on the cricketing ground, Shadab Khan is expected to steal the show with his mind-boggling rendition in the coming days.
4. Mohammed Shami (INR 5 cr) vs Abid Ali (42.57 Lakhs)
Helping the Indian cricket nerds to wear a smile of happiness, Mohammed Shami leaves no stones unturned to steer the men-in-blue in the direction of triumph with his sheer paced deliveries baffling the batsmen for most of the times.
Showcasing a brilliant performance in the World Cup in 2019, Shami has been rendered complete justice with an exorbitant contract of as many as 5 crores featuring in the same list with Shikhar Dhawan and other modern-day stars.
Mentioning about an opening batsman from the green team against a rusty Indian bowler becomes inevitable. Hence, the opening dasher Abid Ali has been warmly handed an INR 42.57 Lakhs bond by his top brass for a year. The right-hander must be excited to drop an indelible mark with his bat in hand in the coming year.
3. Jasprit Bumrah (INR 7 cr) vs Azhar Ali (INR 62.44 Lakhs)
The world-class fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah has developed a habit of winning man-of-the-match trophies for his side. Mastering the art of flummoxing the batsmen on the opposite end, Bumrah is the captain’s favourite death bowler whenever a match goes down to the wire.
Known for executing his plans to perfection, Bumrah has been rightly given a place in the list A+ category of the 2020 annual contract. The lanky decimator signed down a 7 crores agreement along with a plethora of incentives.
Throwing an eye on Pakistani Test skipper, Azhar Ali managed to etch a not-so-swanky contract compared to the Indian outfit. He has been awarded a yearly contract of 62.44 lakhs which appears to motivate him to play for the national team with sheer zeal and passion.
2. Rohit Sharma (INR 7 Cr) vs Sarfaraz Ahmad (INR 42.57 Lakhs)
Shouldering the responsibility of billion Indians, Rohit Sharma boasts a plethora of nukes in his arsenal to decimate the opposition single-handedly with the bat. Over the years, the Indian opener has seen his trajectory moving upwards as far as his cricketing career is concerned.
To every cricket addict’s delight, the Indian Vice Captain has been handed a lucrative annual contract of 7 crores by the cricketing authorities. Proving his worth, the mojo artist puts the heavy price to his wicket. Eventually, he has etched his name as one of the best in the business.
Stating about the former Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed who led his troops to a position of jubilation as the green outfit registered a historic win against India in the Champions Trophy Final at the iconic Lord’s in England. Sarfaraz Ahmed enjoys a deal of INR 42.57 Lakhs set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
1. Virat Kohli (INR 7 crore) vs Babar Azam (INR 62.44 Lakhs)
The Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli has been the greatest ambassador for the game ever since he donned the national jersey. Embracing the cricketing ground only to set new records and achieve spectacular milestones, a captain with a class has raised the bar of the standard at an impeccable height.
Featuring in the most prominent Forbes list of the richest sportsmen, the prolific batsman has been awarded A+ category as far as the annual central contracts are concerned. Currently, the talisman is burning his mid-night oil to ensure that the red outfit of Royal Challengers Bangalore gets into the extravagant club of IPL title-contenders.
Coming to his Pakistani counterpart, the top-order professional Babar Azam bags a contract of meagre INR 62.44 Lakhs which is significantly low compared to Indian steward. The difference in the monetary values is suggestive of their prominence in their own respective countries.
- Abid Ali
- Azhar Ali
- Babar Azam
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Shami
- Shadab Khan
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Virat Kohli
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