Ravi Shastri is paid a lower fees when compared to his predecessor

Ravi Shastri is paid a lower fees when compared to his predecessor

MS Dhoni's share of the gross revenue of international tournament played by the Indian team was also revealed.

Ravi Shastri
India’s newly appointed cricket team coach Ravi Shastri speaks during a news conference. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Indian head coach Ravi Shastri received his first instalment as professional fees from the BCCI. The total amount that Shastri has been paid is Rs 1,20,87,187 which is lesser when compared to that of the previous coach Anil Kumble. Apparently, there’s a difference of Rs 8 lakhs per month when their salaries are compared.

Earlier, it was reported that Ravi Shastri was slated to become the highest paid Indian coach. However, after the release of his salary details on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) website, Kumble remains to be the highest paid coach in the Indian cricket history for the moment.

Shastri who was the manager of Team India for a brief period from 2014 to 2016 had applied for the coaching position last year. However, Kumble was the chosen candidate for the coaching honours. The legend enjoyed a great patch as the Indian coach until a sour relationship with skipper Virat Kohli brought an end to his tenure.

While there were rumours adrift regarding rifts between Kumble and Kohli before the Champions Trophy, the Indian skipper cleared the air on the eve of their first game. However, after the end of the tournament, Kumble didn’t accompany the team in spite of getting an extension from the board. He indeed tendered a resignation where he disclosed that his relationship with skipper Kohli had become untenable.

The BCCI thus appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach following the procedure. However, more drama was to follow. While BCCI had appointed Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as the batting and bowling coach respectively, Shastri while appreciating them requested that he was given the liberty to choose his own staff.

Thus, Bharat Arun was appointed as the bowling coach while Sanjay Bangar was called in as the assistant coach. Bangar was paid an amount of Rs 37,58,227 for four months, which is the same compared to what he received previously. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was also paid an amount of Rs 57,88,373 as a share of the gross revenue of international tournament played by the Indian team outside a home in the year 2015/16.