The amount of moolah cricket involves is not a surprise anymore. Ravi Shastri 's salary makes him the highest paid coach and surpasses Kohli's earnings.
Well the amount of moolah cricket involves is not a surprise anymore. With lucrative extravaganzas such as IPL and other leagues the pay cheque of cricketers and personnel associated with the sport is remarkable. One can keep on playing cricket without any remorse but if money follows it then what’s the harm there. We are sure of players making big bucks but the coaching staff and supporting management making more than the players is slightly unheard of. Such is the case of Ravi Shastri!
According to a report from a renowned sports entity, Ravi Shastri is the world’s highest paid cricket coach!
Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has become the highest-earning cricket coach in the world. With a net of $1.17 million, he tops the list a recent report by ESPNcricinfo has stated. Behind the 55-year-old Shastri is Australia coach Darren Lehmann, who earns almost $ 0.55 million. Then the English Coach Trevor Bayliss makes it to the third position.
Ravi Shastri mints more than the Indian captain, Virat Kohli by a decent margin. The skipper lags behind owning just $1 million, excluding the amount he gets from advertising. Ravi Shastri draws a whopping million-dollar salary which is around 7 crore 60 lakh rupees in annual salary.
To another surprise, the report reveals that Kohli is also not the highest worth cricketer either. His peers from Australia and England stand better for earnings. Rival captains Steve Smith and Joe Root earn 1.47 million dollars and 1.27 million dollars respectively.
Former South Africa coach Russell Domingo is the least-earning among cricket coaches, with $0.09 million under his belt.
With the kind of money that flows into BCCI and influence it has over the cricketing world it doesn’t come as a surprise to many if Shastri is earning this amount for the role as Indian cricket team’s head coach. In an budget revelation by the BCCI, Ravi Shastri accounts for over Rs 1.20 crore for his 3 months tenure after taking charge in July.