Is Virat Kohli’s salary as much as whole Pakistan team’s combined?

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Srinagar, May 24: Have you ever wondered how much salary do Indian and Pakistan cricketers get? Let’s take a look.

The recent central contract list revealed by both Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reveals some interesting numbers.

Below is the comparison between the two.


PCB’s annual contract comprises of three categories viz A, B and C. The salary they get is as follows:

A Category: 1.1 Million PKR (USD 6,798) monthly = 13.2 Million PKR  (USD 81,576) annually

B Category: 750,000 PKR (USD 4,635) monthly = 9 Million PKR (USD 55,627) annually

C Category: 550,000 PKR (USD 3,400) monthly = 6.6 Million PKR (USD 40,793) annually


While India has four categories viz A+, A, B and C. Here is how much the players from different categories are paid annually.

Grade A+: INR 7 crore (USD 927,336) annually

Grade A: INR 5 crore (USD 662,383) annually

Grade B: INR 3 crore (USD 397,430) annually

Grade C: INR 1 crore (USD 132,476) annually

This clearly shows a huge difference. India’s A+ players, say Virat Kohli gets a whopping salary, when compared to Pakistan’s A category players.

Note: The conversion of currency is made as per the rates on May 14. (1 USD = 161.79 PKR = 75.52 INR)

With inputs from TimesNow.