The year 2020, which has surprised people in everything, has also brought new figures in the earnings of cricketers. Jasprit Bumrah has become the highest-grossing cricketer, playing from the Indian team this year. He has left Virat Kohli behind. Rohit Sharma is also not in the top-5 in this list
In Indian cricket, whenever it comes to stardom or earning, only the name of the batsmen remains ahead. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are among the most expensive cricketers in the country. Even after retirement, MS Dhoni earns more than most cricketers. The year 2020, which has surprised people in everything, has also brought new figures in the earnings of cricketers. Jasprit Bumrah has become the highest-grossing cricketer this year playing with the Indian team. He left behind Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma is also not in the top-5 in this list.
Jasprit Bumrah played 4 Tests, 9 ODIs, and 8 T20 matches for the Indian team in the year 2020. From the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian cricketers get 15 lakh rupees for playing a Test match. Similarly, 6 lakhs per ODI and 3 lakhs per T20 match, match fees are available. In this way, Jasprit Bumrah got a total match fee of Rs 1.38 crore in 2020, which is more than any Indian cricketer. This amount is in addition to their contract fees.
Virat Kohli played 3 Tests, 9 ODIs, and 10 T20 matches for India in 2020. In this way, he received a total match fee of Rs 1.29 crore this year. He was the Indian cricketer who received the highest match fees after Bumrah. Interestingly, Kohli is not playing the second Test match against Australia due to taking paternity leave. If he had played this match, his total match fee of the year would have been Rs 1.44 crore.
After Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli, the Indian cricketer who received the highest match fees was Ravindra Jadeja. He played 2 Tests, 9 ODIs, and 4 T20 matches in the year. In this way, he got a total match fee of 96 lakh rupees this year.
Rohit Sharma could not even join the top-5 cricketers in terms of earning from match fees. A major reason for this was his poor fitness. Rohit played 3 ODIs and 4 T20 matches this year. In this way, he got a total match fee of Rs 30 lakhs this year.
This year Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant got more match fees than Rohit Sharma. Rahane played 4 Test matches in 2020 and this earned him a match fee of 60 lakhs. Pant played 3 Tests, One ODI, and 2 T20 matches this year. In this way, he got a total match fee of Rs 57 lakhs this year.