Cricket, also known as the “Game of Gentlemen” was introduced by the British as a leisure activity but Indian cricket is given a lot of importance and cricketers are almost treated like superheroes. IPL contract along with the sponsorship deals, the players have a lot of scopes to increase their net worth. Let’s have a look at the annual income of each IPL skipper.
1. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)- INR 180 Crore
Rohit Sharma is a Grade A+ cricketer and earns around Rs 7 Crore annually. He is paid Rs 15 Lakh per Test, Rs 6 Lakh for an ODI, and Rs 3 Lakh for a single T20I appearance. He endorses brands like Adidas, Ceat, IIFL Finance, Nissan, and Aristocrat, who pay a hefty sum to him. Rohit Sharma was retained by Mumbai Indians and gets Rs 16 Crore from the franchise per season. The net worth of the cricketer is Rs 180 Crore.
2. Faf du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – INR 102 Crore
Faf du Plessis was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for an amount of Rs Crore. He earns Rs 3 Crore annually with his contract with Cricket South Africa (CSA). Apart from IPL, He features in T20 leagues like Bangladesh Premier League and Caribbean Premier League. As per reports he gets paid around Rs 102 Crore and is the second richest skipper of IPL.
3. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings) – INR 97 Crore
The brand value of Ravindra Jadeja is very high and apart from cricket, he earns from various other sources as well. He also earns a huge sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a good amount of money. As per reports, he earns 97 Crore per year.
4. KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants) – INR 75 Crore
KL Rahul endorses brands like Numi Paris, Puma, Realme, Curefit, Gamezy, and BoAt have availed the services of star cricketers in recent years. He is contracted with the BCCI with an annual salary of Rs 5 Crore. He earns Rs. 15 Lakh, Rs. 6 Lakh, and Rs. 3 Lakh for featuring in each Test, ODI, and T20I respectively for India as well. He’s paid 17 Crores in the IPL 2022 season and it’s reported that he earns around Rs 75 Crore per year.
5. Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – INR 58 Crore
Kane Williamson endorses brands like Powerade, Rockit, Asics, and Seagram’s Royal Stag, while he has a bat sponsorship with a leading company, Gray Nicholls. he earns 27 lakhs from New Zealand Cricket (NZC) per year. He gets paid Rs 14 Crore from the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL 2022. He has a net worth of Rs 58 Crore.
6. Shreyas Iyer ( Kolkata Knight Riders) – INR 53 Crore
Shreyas Iyer is being paid Rs. 12.25 Crore from KKR. From BCCI he gets paid a total of Rs. 3 Crore per year. The cricketer endorses brands like Gillette, Boat, Fresca Juices, Myprotein, Google Pixel, Manyavar, Dream11, and CEAT. As per reports, his net worth is rs 53 Crore.
7. Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) – INR 52 Crore
Sanju Samson keeps on making headlines due to his top-notch performance in IPL. He was the leading run-getter for RR and he got retained by the franchise for Rs 14 Crores in IPL 2022. He has endorsed brands like MRF, Kookaburra, and SS in the past. Currently, he endorses and is the brand ambassador of the personal wellness brand, Haeal. As per reports, his annual income is 52 Crore.
8. Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans) – INR 37 Crore
Hardik Pandya is leading Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 and is paid rs 22 Crore by the franchise. Hardik has an annual contract of Rs 1 crore with the BCCI and was recently demoted from Grade B to C after his absence from the Indian cricket team. He’s popular for his fashion statement and is the brand ambassador of popular brands like Dream11, Monster Energy Drink, Oppo Mobiles, Hala Play, and Gulf Oil of India. Hardik’s net worth is 37 Crore and he’s one of the most popular cricket stars today, that the country has produced.
9. Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals) – INR 36 Crore
Pant is the brand ambassador of Dish TV and brands like Cadbury Fuse, Noise, Boost, and JSW have given him the deal. He has his own fashion brand, Pant Project. Pant plays for team India and earns ROUND 5 Cr by the BCCI. His total net worth is Rs 36 Crore.
10. Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings) – INR 26 Crore
Mayank Agarwal started leading PBKS in 2022 and he’s the opening batter and gets a salary of 12 Crores for his performance. Apart from that, he has a deal with CEAT and is the brand ambassador f Fast&Up. He is a Grade C contracted player with BCCI for an annual contract of Rs 1 Crore and is a regular opener of the Indian Test team. Mayank earns Rs 15 Lakh for each Test that he plays for the Indian team. As per reports, he earns 26 Crore per year.