Top 5 bat sponsorship deals in Indian cricket
Over the years, there have been some renowned associations between players and companies as per which different players have agreed to show off their sign on the bat and earn devastating sums of money.
Updated - Aug 15, 2020 11:12 am
2. Shikhar Dhawan- 3 Crore annually with MRF
Much like his opening partner Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan has also tasted success as he has cemented his spot in the Indian team. The opening batsman has made a reputation in the top-order and has always fired on the big occasions for India.
Banking on his rising fame, MRF signed him for a sum of Rs. 3 Crore annually. With the MRF moniker on his bat, the Delhi-southpaw joined the elite list of players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, and Virat Kohli, all of whom have been sponsored by the leading tyre manufacturing brand over the years.
After initial years of struggle and failing to find enough opportunities to stabilize his spot in the team, Dhawan grabbed the chances later and has thus far represented India in 34 Tests, 136 ODIs, and 60 T20Is with 2315, 5688, and 1588 runs respectively.