Jasprit Bumrah Leapfrogs Virat Kohli To Become India's Highest Paid Cricketer Of 2020

Jasprit Bumrah Leapfrogs Virat Kohli To Become India’s Highest Paid Cricketer Of 2020

Jasprit Bumrah, Glenn McGrath, India, Australia
Jasprit Bumrah [Photo-Twitter]

Indian pace-bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has leapfrogged charismatic batsman and his skipper Virat Kohli to become the highest-paid Indian cricketer for the year 2020.

Bumrah, who returned to the Indian squad earlier this year, after having recovered from the stress fracture he suffered in September 2019, reportedly pocketed Rs 1.38 crore from match fees this year.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

The champion fast bowler, who also pockets Rs 7 Crore as part of his annual-retainer contract, featured in as many as nine ODIs, eight T20Is, and the ongoing Boxing Day match is his 4th Test of the year. An Indian cricketer earns Rs 15 Lakhs, Rs 6 Lakhs, and Rs 3 Lakhs per Test, ODI, and T20I.

Had Virat Kohli, who featured in 9 ODIs, 10 T20Is, and 3 Tests in 2020, taken part in the ongoing Boxing Day Test, then he would have ended as the highest earner.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who earned Rs 5 Crore annually via his Grade A contract, is third in the list in terms of earnings through match fees.

Ravindra Jadeja, who has a Grade A contract and pockets INR 5 crore annually from his national team contract, is third in the list in terms of earnings through match fees. The Saurashtra all-rounder, who featured in nine ODIs, four T20Is, and two Tests earned Rs 96 Lakhs for the calendar year.

As far as swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma is concerned, continues injuries ensured that he missed out on the ODI and Test leg of the New Zealand tour in February-March and six white-ball internationals and a couple of Tests of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rohit earned a total of Rs 30 Lakh as match fees.

Yash Mittal

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