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Indian Men’s Cricketers Salary: Unveiling Their Stunning Annual Paychecks

Cricket holds the position of being the most popular sport in India, boasting an immense following. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is anticipated to amass a staggering $1.15 billion from ICC’s annual revenue share between 2023 and 2027. This significant income mainly stems from broadcasting rights and sponsorship deals for both international matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). As a result, BCCI has firmly established itself as one of the wealthiest cricket governing bodies on a global scale. If you’ve ever wondered about the earnings of players like Rohit Sharma and others, we have the answers for you. BCCI divides salaries into four categories: Grade A+, Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C, based on factors like players’ skills, age, frequency of appearances, and their significance in the national cricket team. Here’s a comprehensive analysis of the salaries of Indian cricketers.

Indian Cricketers: Men’s International Salary

Grade A + Grade A Grade B Grade C
INR 7 Cr INR 5 Cr INR 3 Cr INR 1 Cr

Indian Cricketers: Men’s Domestic Salary

Category Salary
Seniors (above 40 matches) INR 60,000
Under 23 INR 25,000
Under 19 INR 20,000

The Grade A+ Club: ₹7 Crores

Virat Kohli records
Indian Cricket player- Virat Kohli’s BCCI Salary amounts 7 Crore, Credits: Indian Today

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is easily finds a place amongst the world’s best batsman of all time. His influence on the Indian cricket has been unprecedented. He became the fastest batsman to cross 10,000 runs in International Cricket.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma gains a place here owing to his unparalleled batting talent, and immense leadership qualities amongst others. The Mumbai-based batsman is rightfully considered as one of the most elegant batsmen around.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is arguably the No.1 ODI fast bowler around the world at the moment. He has the ability to consistently bowl at 140–145 kilometers per hour making him one of the fastest bowlers in India. He also specializes in bowling in-swinging yorker deliveries. And at the age of 26, it is not surprising why he finds a place here.

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Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja, often fondly referred to as “Jaddu” or “Sir Jadeja,” is an Indian cricketer known for his all-round abilities. He was born on December 6, 1988, in Navagam-Khed, a small village in Gujarat, India. Jadeja is primarily a left-handed batman and a left-arm orthodox spinner, but he is also a brilliant fielder, capable of affecting game-changing run-outs and taking stunning catches.

The Grade A Club: ₹5 Crores

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Indian Cricket Player- Hardik Pandya BCCI Salary amounts 5 crore, Image Source- India Today

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is arguably the country’s best all-rounder at the moment. The 29-year-old bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. Hardik made his debut for the Indian national cricket team in January 2016 in the Twenty20 International (T20I) format. He quickly rose to prominence with his aggressive and power-hitting batting style, along with his ability to chip in with crucial wickets as a bowler.

R Ashwin

Ashwin is a bowler who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off the breaker. He is the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 250- and 300-wicket mark in Test cricket. In 2016, he became the third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.

Axar Patel

Axar Patel is an Indian cricketer known for his left-arm spin bowling and capable batting skills. He was born on January 20, 1994, in Anand, Gujarat, India. Axar made his debut for the Indian national cricket team in the limited-overs format and has represented the country in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami made his international debut for India in November 2013 and quickly made a mark with his impressive performances. He is primarily a right-arm fast bowler and has been a crucial part of India’s pace attack in all formats of the game.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant made his international debut for India in the Twenty20 International (T20I) format in February 2017. He later earned his Test and One Day International (ODI) caps, becoming an essential player for the Indian cricket team across all formats.

The Grade B Club: ₹3 Crores

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Indian Cricket Player, KL Rahul BCCI Salary Amounts 3 crores, Credits: DNA India

KL Rahul

Rahul is a top-order batsman and occasional wicket keeper, he plays for India internationally, Karnataka in the domestic circuit and Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara is the ultimate go to player when it comes to Test cricket for Indian national team. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005 before made his International Test debut in October 2010 at Bangalore. Known for his excellent stamina and timing, Pujara is undoubtedly an important part of Indian Test team.

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Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav, often referred to as Surya, is an Indian cricketer known for his elegant batting and consistent performances in domestic and international cricket. He was born on September 14, 1990, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The Grade C Club: ₹1 Crores

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Shikhar Dhawan

Since his ODI debut in 2010, Shikhar Dhawan has been a mainstay in India’s opening juggernaut alongside Rohit Sharma. In December 2017, he became the 2nd fastest Indian to reach 4000 ODI runs.

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav is an Indian cricketer known for his fiery pace bowling and ability to generate bounce and movement off the pitch. He was born on October 25, 1987, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

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Monish Gadiya
Monish Gadiya is the Head of Content at KreedOn. He is a thorough tech-enthusiast and believes that innovation is the answer to all the problems prevalent in the society. Monish graduated from University of Pune with a degree in Civil Engineering before pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in intellectual property rights. A die-hard football fan, he has represented his college at various football competitions.


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