Cricket has changed a lot in recent years wherein cricketers are quite financially secured unlike the old era of cricket. In today’s time, the boards provide whopping salary to their players serving the country. Due to good cricket boards, today cricket teams like Afghanistan and Ireland have made their name in the world of cricket.
Being the talk of the game, Virat Kohli is the highest-paid Indian player in the current era of cricket and included in the list of Forbes 100 best athletes which came in year 2020. Virat Kohli earns a salary of Rs 7 crores a year from BCCI and also holds many A+Contracts. Virat Kohli plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL where his franchise gives him Rs 17 crores
But when we look at the world cricket, there have been 5 such cricketers who have logged better income from the current Indian captain Virat Kohli, lets us take a look at them.
The current England captain Joe Root has been in the expectional form in 2021 year so far with his bat and earns over 7.22 crore from England Cricket Board annually. Joe Root with more brand endorsements easily beats Virat Kohli in the race.
The right arm fast bowler from England has been the vital player ever since his debut for his side. Moreover, who can forget his super over spell at such crucial juncture of 2019 World Cup finals and his top notch bowling spells in Ashes that blew Australian players from the game. Jofra Archer earns over 9.39 crore from England Cricket Board which is even higher than his captain.
The flamboyant middle order batsman of England, Ben Stokes has already made the name for himself in the cricketing world. New Zealand born cricketer has been consistent for the England team across the formats amid which he earns over 8.75 crore from England Cricket Board and is third in our list.
The most complete test cricketer of the recent decade, well, who knows a decade ago a part time leg spinner turned into greatest test batsman by the end of one decade with his coaching mannual of cricket skills. The former test captain of Australia since his return to cricket in Ashes 2019, had took the cricket level to his own league where he made everyone his fan and holding an average over 60 in red ball cricket. Steve Smith earns over $4 billion from Australian cricket board annually which is way bigger than Virat Kohli.
What is the first thought that comes in your mind with Joe Root, right 2019 world final, Martin Guptill run out and that’s where he framed his name in the history books. The vice captain and wicket-keeper batsman of England has been hard hitter of the ball and earns over Rs 9 crores from England Cricket Board and with that it’s the end of our list whose have better income from Virat Kohli.