The Indian cricket team got rewarded for their seasons exploits with a 100 percent increment in their salary on 22 March. Instead of the Rs 1 crore yearly ‘retainer’ received by ‘Grade A’ players like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, the amount was increased to Rs 2 crore. Add to that match fee for every time they take the field and a player like Cheteshwar Pujara stands to earn around Rs 4.65 crore(Approx.) this year.
Big money, you’d think.
Ravi Shastri though believes the players deserve more, “a lot more”.
Shastri echoes the opinion of some leading cricketers who have expressed dissatisfaction with the pay raise and requested the BCCI to review their offer.