In a special report released in October, it was learned that Virat Kohli is not the highest paid captain in the world. In fact, it is Australia’s, Steve Smith who ranks first and bags the title of being highest paid captain in the world. When it comes to the coach, reports suggest that India’s Ravi Shastri is the highest paid coach in the world.
Yes, Ravi Shastri draws more salary from BCCI than Virat Kohli. According to the reports, it is said that Ravi Shastri is paid a salary of $1.17 million per year from the BCCI which is more than Rs 7 crore. Interestingly, Shastri’s salary also does not secure any match fees.
After Ravi Shastri, Australia coach Darren Lehmann ranks second in the list of highest paid coaches in the world. Australia coach Darren Lehmann earns close to $0.55 million while India’s Kohli will earn a sum of roughly 1 million per year.
Do you know why Ravi Shashtri is paid more?
Further reports said after becoming the coach, Ravi Shashtri had put an end to his other work like column writing, commentary, and other interests. According to the rule of BCCI, everyone has to do it in order to avoid the clash of interests. However, in order to compensate for the loses, BCCI decided to pay Shastri more than Virat Kohli.