The Board of Control for Cricket in India recently finalized the central contracts list for its cricketers for the 2021-22 International cricket season. The list saw a number of ups and downs for multiple cricketers. A total of 27 men’s cricketers were awarded a central contract this season.
The central contracts structure is as follows: A+, A, B, and C categories. The players are divided into these categories based on their performance in all formats of the game.
Let’s take a look at the salaries of the centrally contracted Indian cricketers:
1. Virat Kohli – INR 7 crores
Virat Kohli is one of the best all-format cricketers in India at the moment. He has led India to achieve several milestones over the last few years. Kohli was the third-highest run-scorer of the team in all the formats in 2021.
He is a senior member and an integral member of the Indian team. Kohli retained his spot in the A+ category and will earn INR 7 crores for the 2021-22 season.
2. Rohit Sharma – INR 7 crores
Rohit Sharma is the new all-format leader of the Indian team. Over the last few years, Rohit Sharma has proved his talent in all formats of the game. He was recently handed over the Test captaincy of India after Virat Kohli stepped down.
Rohit was the leading run-scorer for India across formats, in the year 2021. The Indian skipper is in the A+ category and will earn INR 7 crores.
3. Jasprit Bumrah – INR 7 crores
Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler in the A+ category in the Central Contracts for 2021-22. He was recently announced as the Indian vice-captain for the Sri Lanka test series.
Bumrah has grown into a leader of the Indian bowling attack over the last few years. He has been retained in the A+ category.