India’s highest paid cricketers and their lavish lifestyles
While the rest of the world is hooked on the current T20 World Cup, we at LuxuryBook Dive deep into some of the highest paid cricketers in the current batch. From Kohli and Sharma to Rahul and Pandya, here’s a look at the rich lifestyle our heroes in blue nurture off the pitch.
Net worth in 2022 – 127 million US dollars
Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli is one of the country’s most dedicated players. His impressive skills as a cricketer won him a place in the A+ BCCI contract which pays him a sum of ₹7 crore per year. This excludes his per match fee of ₹15 lakh per Test match, ₹6 lakh per ODI and ₹3 lakh per T20 match.
Considered one of the most marketable stars in India, Kohli is one of the few cricketers with the highest number of endorsement deals in the country. These include brands such as Tissot, Phillips, Audi, Fastrack, Puma, Godrej, Vivo MRF Tires and many more. It would charge a minimum of ₹17 crore per brand deal and around ₹2 crore per day for shoots. On top of that, Kohli is also gaining investments like her fashion brands – One8 and Wrogn, and her recent venture into hospitality with resto-bar One8 Commune.
As for properties, Kohli has two houses, a bungalow in Delhi worth ₹80 crore and a luxury pad in South Mumbai worth ₹35 crore which he shares with his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. A well-known motorhead, Kohli also owns a number of luxury cars from brands such as Audi, Toyota, Lamborghini, Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen.
Net worth in 2022 – US$24 million
Captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma also holds an A+ BCCI contract, which like Kohli pays him ₹7 crore per annum, along with his match fee of ₹15 lakh per test match, ₹6 lakh per ODI and ₹3 lakh per T20 game. Apart from being one of the highest paid cricketers in the country, Sharma is also the highest paid cricketer in the IPL earning him a sum of ₹16 crore per game. This fee is justified considering Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title 5 times under Sharma’s leadership.
The Indian captaincy tag is said to have really put Sharma in the spotlight, making him the second most popular cricketer after Kohli when it comes to brand endorsements. Its list of brand endorsements includes Hublot, Adidas, Chandon, Oppo, CEAT, Nissan, Videocon, Dream 11 and Royal Stag among others, for which it charges ₹5 crore per transaction.
Sharma currently owns a luxurious 6,000 square foot flat worth ₹30 crore in South Mumbai where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is also known for his luxurious fleet of cars which includes Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-Benz GLS 350d, BMW X3, Toyota Fortuner as well as Suzuki Hayabusa superbike.
Net worth in 2022 – US$8000000
Considered one of the most successful bowlers in cricket, Jasprit Burmah is a fast right-arm bowler and an important part of the Indian cricket team’s bowling unit. Holding an A+ BCCI contract with Kohli and Sharma, Burmah too, receives ₹7 crore per year, along with ₹6 lakh per ODI and ₹3 lakh per T20 match.
Burma has quite a few brand endorsements which add to its annual revenue of ₹23.25 crore. More recently, he was announced as a brand ambassador for OnePlus Wearables – the OnePlus Band and OnePlus Watch. Moreover, it is also associated with brands such as Royal Stag, Boat, Dream 11 and Asics among others.
Jasprit Bumrah has several properties to his name including a lavish apartment in Mumbai worth ₹2 crore, another in Ahmedabad worth ₹3 crore as well as several others in Pune. Although Burmah isn’t exactly a car enthusiast, he does own some classy models from Range Rover, Mercedes Benz and Nissan.
Net worth in 2022 – US$13 million
Another class A player, Ravindra Jadeja is one of the best all-rounders in the Indian cricket team, renowned for being one of the best defenders in the world of cricket. An A contract holder, Jadeja earns ₹5 crore per annum as per his BCCI contract, in addition to his per game costs of ₹6 lakh per ODI, ₹3 lakh per T-20 game and ₹15 lakh per tonbest game. Playing for the Chennai Super Kings team in the IPL, Jadeja also earns a sum of ₹7 crore per year for the same. Additional revenue comes from his handful of endorsements with brands like Asics, SWOTT, Beardo, Bajaj and Zeven, for which he charges ₹1 crore per transaction.
Coming from a Gujarat royal family, Jadeja owns a prestigious 4 storey bungalow in Gujarat where he lives with his family. Besides this house, he also owns another farm located about 25 km from his 4-storey mansion. The farm called “Mr Jaddu’s Farm House” is where the cricketer comes to spend time with his beloved horses.
Net worth in 2022 – US$ten million
Considered one of the best openers for India, KL Rahul has a B-grade contract with BCCI earning ₹5 crore per annum. Being the fourth fastest player, Rahul is the only player to score 4000 points in the Twenty20 format, increasing his earnings per game to ₹6 lakh per ODI, ₹3 lakh per T-20 game and ₹15 lakh per tonbest game.
KL Rahul’s good boy image and attractive personality made him the second most marketable cricketer after Virat Kohli which earned him many brand endorsements including Puma, NUMI, Boat, Realme, Tata Nexon, Beardo, Cure.fit and Red Bull. For each of his endorsements, Rahul charges between ₹50 lakh and ₹1 crore per endorsement deal and ₹10 lakh per ad shoot.
The cricketer currently owns two houses, one in Bengaluru worth ₹65 lakh where he lives with his family and another 7,000 square foot villa in Goa. Like most of the cricketers on this list, KL Rahul is also a car enthusiast. Its collection includes very luxurious models like the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, Aston Martin DB11, Mercedes Benz C43, Audi R8, Range Rover Velar and BMW 5 series to name a few.
Net worth in 2022 – US$ten million
Pandya, who held a BCCI grade B contract, was downgraded to a C grade earlier this year, earning him an annual income of 1 crore. However, like Rohit Sharma, Pandya is also one of the highest paid cricketers in the IPL, receiving a sum of ₹15 crore this year. Moreover, he also receives a lump sum per match, earning ₹20 lakh per ODI match, ₹30 lakh per Test and ₹15 lakh for each T20 match.
Apart from his income from cricket, Hardik Pandya is associated with a handful of brands namely Gillette, Boat, Gulf Oil, Monster, Dream 11, Britannia, Sin Denim and Oppo for which he earns ₹1 crore per endorsement.
The cricketer currently owns two houses, a 6,000 sq ft penthouse in Vadodara, Gujarat worth ₹2 crore, and another 3,838 sq ft house in Khar, Mumbai worth ₹30 crore. Presently, Pandya lives in the house in Mumbai with his wife and son.
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