India Vs Pakistan: Here's How Much Money BCCI And PCB Are Investing On Their Key Cricketers

Ahead of India and Pakistan's nail-biting clash in the T20 World Cup on June 9, 2024, at Nassau Cricket Stadium, here's a salary comparison of the best players from both the countries.

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India Vs Pakistan: Here's How Much Money BCCI And PCB Are Investing On Their Key Cricketers

India and Pakistan will lock horns with each other in the crucial group game of the T20 World Cup on June 9, 2024, at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, East Meadow, New York. While India thrashed Ireland in their opening match, winning it by eight wickets, Pakistan lost their opener against the United States. As a result, it is going to be a 'must-win' for Pakistan, who has zero points at the moment. However, it's not a cakewalk for the Indian team, as when we talk about 'India vs Pakistan', it is beyond points, as it is about pride and honour.

India vs Pakistan's clash at T20 World Cup 2024: Pay difference between Pakistani and Indian players

On June 9, 2024, India and Pakistan will once again try to add another exciting page to the book of their timeless rivalry. Not just the people of India and Pakistan but the whole world stands still to witness the magic of this classic clash that has so much history. Talking about India and Pakistan's head-to-head record at the T20 World Cup, they have played seven matches so far. While the 'Men in Blue' have won seven matches, the 'Men in Green' have beaten India only once, and one match is a tie.

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India and Pakistan last met at the T20 World Cup on October 23, 2022, in Melbourne, Australia. The match ended in India's favour, as they beat Pakistan by four wickets. As per the cricket analysts, India and Pakistan's clash on Sunday is going to be a nail-biting affair, as the winner will have a slight edge in Group A of the T20 World Cup. Ahead of the exciting clash, let's talk about how much money BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) are investing in their key players.

#1. Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: Pakistan's richest cricketer earns 12 times less than 'Cheeku'

Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli and current captain of the Pakistani team, Babar Azam are once again going to steal the limelight. Both the batsmen have been key players of their respective teams for some years now. However, they'll feel some added pressure in this one, as both teams are eyeing the T20 World Cup trophy. Talking about Virat and Babar's respective contracts with BCCI and PCB show that they are both among the highest-paid cricketers in their countries. While Virat earns Rs. 7 crore annually, Babar gets just Rs. 43,50,000 as an annual salary, which is 12 times less than the former's annual fee.

#2. Rohit Sharma vs Mohammad Rizwan

The captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, also has an A+ contract with BCCI, which is the same as his teammate, Virat Kohli. As a result, Rohit also earns Rs. 7 crore annually. Comparing it with Pakistan's other key player, Mohammad Rizwan,  the difference is quite the same. The reason behind it is the fact that he also has the same contract as Babar Azam with PCB, which means Mohammad Rizwan is also earning Rs. 43,50,000, which is 12 times less than Rohit.

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#3. Jasprit Bumrah vs Shaheen Afridi

Renowned by the title of 'Pakistan's new-ball pace merchant', Shaheen Afridi needs no introduction. The left-arm pacer had already proved the mettle of his bowling talent in last year's ICC Cricket World Cup when he clinched 16 wickets in 7 matches. Courtesy of his exceptional bowling talent, Shaheen also has an 'A+' contract with PCB, which means he earns Rs. 43,50,000 annually. On the Indian side, Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler in the Indian team who has an A+ contract with BCCI. The explosive bowler earns Rs. 7 crore annually.

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#4. Ravindra Jadeja vs Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman is one of the most important players of the Pakistani cricket team. He scored his first ODI century against India back in 2017. No wonder he will be all set to make his mark against India in the T20 World Cup. Talking about his annual salary, he falls into the 'Category B' players and earns Rs. 31 lakhs annually. In contrast, India's star player, Ravindra Jadeja, earns Rs. 7 crore per year.

#5. Rishabh Pant vs Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed, known by the nickname 'chachu', is considered to be an extremely 'dangerous' batter in world cricket. The Pakistani cricketer has a 'Category D' contract with PCB, which means he earns an estimated sum of Rs. 26.28 lakh per year. However, Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant earns Rs. 5 crore per year.

What are your thoughts on the salaries of Indian and Pakistani players? Who do you think will justify his high-paying contract with an impressive performance in the upcoming clash on Sunday? Let us know.

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