Who is the 'poorest' cricketer of Team India, whose earning is 40 times less than Virat Kohli?
Team India is performing brilliantly in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. With 16 points from 8 matches, India is currently on top of the points table and is securing a place in the semi-finals. The team has been unbeatable in the tournament and their journey to the semi-finals is commendable. The semi-finals will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 15th November. The credit for taking the team to these last four matches goes to the 15 players who are part of the team. While the focus is often on their on-field performance, have you ever wondered about their earnings? These players earn a good amount of money based on their individual performance. Let us discuss today the player with the lowest net worth of Team India.
This player is none other than the team's all-rounder Shardul Thakur who is known for his bowling as well as fast and aggressive batting. Shardul has got a chance to play in three matches in this World Cup against Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. However, his performance in these matches was not good and he had only two wickets to his name.
Talking about Shardul's earnings, he gets a salary of Rs 1 crore annually from BCCI. Furthermore, Shardul plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and the franchise bought him for Rs 10.75 crore. Apart from cricket, Shardul is also associated with business. According to media reports, the total wealth of this all-rounder of Team India is around Rs 25 crore.
If we compare Shardul's net worth with Team India's star batsman Virat Kohli, it is about 40 times less. Kohli's net worth is more than Rs 1,000 crore, making him the richest player in the Indian cricket team. However, considering Kohli's long career, captaincy roles and various endorsements, a direct comparison between the two players is not fair. While Kohli has been a veteran player of international cricket, Shardul's career is still in the early stages and he does not get a chance to play in every match.
Talking about his cricket career, Shardul has taken 30 wickets in Test, 65 in ODI and 33 wickets in T20. With the bat, he has maintained an average of around 21 in Tests, 18 in ODIs and 23 in T20Is.