International team captains and their salaries

Whilst most of the cricketers are heavily dependent on the cricket boards for their annual incomes, the case is slightly different when it comes to BCCI and Indian cricketers.

England captain Eoin Morgan and India captain Virat Kohli hold the series trophy
England captain Eoin Morgan and India captain Virat Kohli hold the series trophy. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Over the years, the monetary proposition in the sport of cricket has escalated drastically, to which there are several contributing factors. The increased revenue from advertisements, increase in viewership, social media widening the horizons of the game reaching every peripheral part of the world and other facets have made this sport a lucrative affair.

Not just the country boards, even the players have been benefitting profusely over the years with this drastic change in dynamics. Players these days earn a lot more than what their previous generation cricketers have earned and it just makes the experts wonder how much more can this grow in the coming times.

Whilst most of the cricketers are heavily dependent on the cricket boards for their annual incomes, the case is slightly different when it comes to BCCI and Indian cricketers. Cashing on the cricket-frenzy culture, Indian cricketers earn a lot off the cricket field as well. Although the cricketing contracts for these players are pretty decent, there are many other countries who pay a lot more than what BCCI does.

Here’s a brief review of what the captains across the cricketing world earn from their boards.

1. Virat Kohli – Rs. 58.3 Lakh per month

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Arguably the best cricketer in this generation, Virat Kohli scaled immortal heights over the last few years. In January 2017, he became the Indian captain across all formats and the side has been performing pretty decently under their new leader.

The contract system was recently amended and a new category named A+ was added. Kohli was a part of that exclusive club, which fetches him a sum of Rs. 7 Crore per annum (Rs. 58.3 Lakh per month). This is a small portion of his total earnings, which is mostly dominated by his highly remunerative endorsement deals.

Kohli now faces a stern test which probably will play a crucial role in determining his greatness amongst the experts. His Indian side currently is in England for a 2-month long tour which includes a plethora of matches.

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