Rohit Sharma’s salary revealed after becoming Indian T20I and ODI captain: Flamboyant opener batsman, Rohit Sharma has been recently appointed team India’s new T20I and ODI captain by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It won’t be wrong to say that Rohit has been rewarded for his sublime and consistent performances in the white-ball matches for India over the last few years.
Sharma replaced Virat Kohli as the Indian captain in the limited-overs fixture. Though the decision grabbed millions of eyeballs which also subsequently dragged the criticism to BCCI for replacing Virat Kohli abruptly without any prior notice, however, the debate seems to be settled now as the netizens have shifted their focus towards the ongoing test series against South Africa.
Rohit Sharma has been involved in captaining his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Mumbai Indians (MI) for several years now. The cricketer took up Mumbai Indians leadership role midway through the year 2013 which is reckoned as the game-changer move by the franchise. Since then, MI have won five IPL titles, one more than Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in a very short period.
Though Rohit has now the reins of team India in the white-ball format, he still lies in the grade A+ contract list of the BCCI. It must be noted that the grade A+ is the pinnacle of the BCCI contract list, nothing lies above or ahead of it.
As per the Grade A+ contract, Rohit Sharma draws an annual salary of INR 7 Crores excluding the match fee and the awards they earn during the post-match presentations.
Apart from the BCCI’s annual contract, a cricketer in India earns INR 15 Lakhs for playing a test match, INR 6 Lakhs for playing an ODI match and INR 3 Lakhs for playing a T20I game.
Interestingly, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jaspirt Bumrah are the only three cricketers who have made it to BCCI’s A+ grade contract.
The salaries of the cricketers remain the same regardless of the fact that they are the captain or the vice-captain of the team. Hence Rohit Sharma will earn the same amount that Virat Kohli or Jaspirt Bumrah earns through BCCI, however, it is noteworthy that with the captaincy role of team India, the brand value of the player takes a huge spike which then fetches him healthy sum with the brand promotions or endorsements.