Virat Kohli, no doubt is leading the cricketing world and is the only cricketer present in the Forbes list of 100 highest paid athletes. The major part of his earnings comes from endorsements besides central contract salary which is $1.5 million as per reports. However, there are some cricketers who earn more money from the central contract salary than the Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli. Here are the complete details about them.
How Much Money Virat Kohli Is Earning?
Central Contract | King Kohli is present in the A+ category of central contract and is pocketing $900k, besides the performance bonuses.
Endorsements | Kohli is the most marketable cricketer, having expensive endorsement deals with various brands like MRF, Pumma, Audi. He is banking whopping $31 million annually from them.
IPL Earnings | Kohli has pocketed $1.8 million from his contract deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.
Virat Kohli is currently one of the biggest name of the cricket world and is known as King for his excellence on the pitch. However, he is facing issues with his form and is looking forward to get back into the position to score runs. Moreover, he also has lost the captaincy for poor performance. Thus, he faced cut in his contract salary as he stepped down from his rank.
Cricketers Who Earn More Money Than Virat Kohli From Central Contract
Below are the most popular cricketers who earn more money than Virat Kohli from the central contract.
6 – Steve Smith
Former Australian captain and the batsman with highest test batting average is at number 6 in the list. Smith is playing exceptionally and is often compared with Sir Don Bradman for his elegance on the pitch. He is holding a ludicrous contract deal with Australian Board and is earning more from Kohli. Smith is pocketing $1 million from the central contract salary.
5 – Rohit Sharma
The man with 3 double centuries in ODI is currently captaining the Indian national cricket team. He is present in the A+ category of central contract and is pocketing $900k while the captaincy bonus has increased his contract earnings to $1 million, more than the former Indian skipper kohli. Sharma is looking forward to lead the Indian side in T20 World Cup 2022.
4 – Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is the hero for English side in the ODI world cup 2019 as he is the highest scorer in the final match and also played a good hand in super over. He has taken retirement from the One Day Internationals. But still managed to get the central contract earning of $1.1 million. Moreover, the endorsements and IPL earnings have increased the annual earnings to $1.9 million.
3 – Joe Root
Although stepped down from the test captaincy, Root is still holding an expensive deal with ECB and is pocketing $1.1 million from the central contract. Moreover, the endorsements and league cricket earnings have increased the total annual earnings to a whopping $9.3 million.
2 – Jofra Archer
The English pace star is facing injuries from the previous year which has affected his performance badly. Still, he is trying to rehabilitate from the injury but has managed a ludiicrous contract with the board. Archer is currently banking the central contract earning of $1.2 million and is also the 2nd highest paid English cricketer.
1 – Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler is one of the best white ball cricketer, having the ability to hit the sixes out of the park and win the matches for his team. He is also captaining the English side in limited over cricket and also plays for the test side. Buttler is the highest paid English cricketer and is pocketing the contract salary of $1.5 million, far high than Virat Kohli.
|Cricketers||Contract Salary||Yearly Earnings||Net Worth|
|Jos Buttler||$1.5 million||$2.6 million||$12 million|
|Jofra Archer||$1.2 million||$3 million||$5 million|
|Joe Root||$1.1 million||$9.3 million||$2.7 million|
|Ben Stokes||$1.1 million||$1.9 million||$11 million|
|Rohit Sharma||$1 million||$5 million||$24 million|
|Steve Smith||$1 million||$3 million||$25 million|
All these are the details about the cricketers who earn more than Virat Kohli. If there is any chanhge in the details, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more updates!