The young all-rounder from Tamil Nadu – Washington Sundar is having the time of life. From being a net bowler to making his Test debut against Australia and then being one of the assets of the team in the recently-concluded Test series against England, Sundar has come a long way in the last three-four months. But do you know what is his net worth and how much does he earn playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Meanwhile, much like his teammate in Tamil Nadu – Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar went from being a batsman as a youngster to making his name as an offspinner. After representing India at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup, he replaced Ashwin at Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 IPL and bowled at an impressive economy rate to help his side to the final.
Soon after he was drafted in the T20I side and made rapid progress as a powerplay bowler. His stocks went higher after Royal Challengers Bangalore snapped him during IPL 2018. Recently, he also made his Test debut and impressed from the word go. He played a valuable 62-run knock in the final Test against Australia helping his side clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy before making useful contributions in the series against England.
So far, Washington Sundar has played 4 Tests scoring 265 runs at an average of 66.25, and has scalped six wickets. He also has 26 T20Is and one ODI under his belt and will be in action during the five-match T20I series against England. The 21-year-old has also played 36 IPL matches and is a regular for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
What is the net worth of Washington Sundar?
Hailing from a cricketing background, Washington Sundar was introduced to the sport at a very early age. So far, he has represented a couple of teams and has earned quite a good amount. He has plied his trade for a couple of teams in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, and Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
According to powersportz.com, the Washington Sundar net worth is estimated to be up to ₹7.3 crores (i.e. US$1 million) as of 2020. Some of his net worth comprises of his earnings from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as an active cricket player. The all-rounder is currently a Grade C player and earns ₹1 crore as a yearly salary from BCCI apart from match fees. It also includes the salary he receives from Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for his cricketing commitments for the side in the Indian domestic circuit.
Meanwhile, Bangalore retained the all-rounder for IPL 2020 and his salary from IPL is ₹3.2 crores apart from other incomes like various awards. The 21-year-old also features in several brand promotional campaigns along with his Bangalore teammates during the Dream11 IPL.
The net worth is likely to increase as he earned a good sum after the victory in Australia. He was also retained by his IPL franchise for IPL 2021 which is expected to start in April.