Virat Kohli, International Captains, Annual, Salaries
Virat Kohli with other captains (Credits: ICC)
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International cricket is rich in money. From Virat Kohli to Joe Root, if an individual step up on the field of play at the international level, he is bound to become an overnight star and earn both fame and money.

With the advent of Twenty20 cricket, money has become an important factor at international level. Franchise cricket all across the globe are offering a great sum of money to players.

When international cricketers earn so much playing at that level, one can not imagine the amount of money of captains earn.

As a result of this, let’s take a look at the names of some international captains and their annual earning from boards in their country according to the data available on

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Virat Kohli and Other International Captains’ Annual Salaries:

Lasith Malinga and Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka):

Malinga and Karunaratne
Malinga and Karunaratne

The way the Sri Lankans have been playing at the international level, their board is also paying them on the same scale. When compared to other international captains, Sri Lankan captains earn a lot less.

Sri Lanka’s ODI and Test Captain Dimuth Karunaratne earns a meagre amount of Rs. 71.32 lakh per annum.

Whereas, their T20 captain, Lasith Malinga is paid a sum of Rs. 50 lakh annually. Sri Lankan captains are paid a lot less than other international captains.

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