Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has long surpassed ( in monetary terms that is) India’s limited-over captain MS Dhoni, as far as displaying endorsements on the Bat while playing is concerned.
According to a report in Times of India, wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni receives Rs. 6 crores from Spartan . Also the report went on to say that arguable the best Batsman in the world, Virat Kohli is being paid Rs. 8 crores by MRF.
Now it is by no means the totality of their full earnings from endorsement. Virat Kohli further earns another Rs. 2 crores on field for endorsing shoes and an apparel as well. Having said that, MS Dhoni is still ahead of Kohli as far as off-field brand endorsement value. In the off-field brand endorsement fight, Dhoni earns Rs. 8 crores while Kohli earns almost Rs. 5 crores.
Other Indian cricketers are also being paid a healthy price for displaying stickers on their bat. For displaying stickers on the bat, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma earn Rs. 3 crores from MRF and Ceat respectively, while Suresh Raina also earns Rs. 2.5 -3 crores from Ceat.
On the other hand, Yuvraj Singh receives Rs. 4 crores from Puma for his bat, shoes and apparel together, while Ajinkya Rahane earns almost Rs. 1.5 crores for that.
Among the non-Indian international cricketers, only South African star cricketer AB de Villiers and West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle receive the same money as Indian batsmen. For displaying stickers on the bat, AB de Villiers earns almost Rs. 3.5 crores while Chris Gayle is paid almost Rs. 3 crores. Here An Approximate Of What Our Indian cricketers earn :
Virat Kohli :
The maverick Indian batsman earns a mammoth Rs. 10 Crores from endorsements. The stats are pretty clear cut. Bat (8 Crores), Shoes and Apparel (2 Crores)
MS Dhoni :
The iconic Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who captains a brand new franchise this IPL season, earns approx Rs. 6 Crores from endorsements. What is more wonderful is that, his whole revenue is from his Bat endorsements.
Yuvraj Singh :
The flamboyant South paw from India earns Rs. 4 Crores from endorsements. Bat, Shoes and Apparel combined. No wonder he gives those hyper celebratory stances on winning matches.
Shikhar Dhawan :
The India international from Delhi earns Rs. 3 Crores from endorsements. Bat stickers right about accounting for 3 Crores.
Rohit Sharma :
The talented opener from Mumbai who has been an entrusted member of MS Dhoni’s squad for years now earns Rs. 3 Crores from endorsements. Endorsements on bat – 3 Crores.
Suresh Raina :
Another talented Southpaw who has been a consistent match winner for India earns somewhere between the figures of Rs. 2.5 Crores to 3 Crores. Now a major portion of it comes from his flying bat.
Ajinkya Rahane :
The most technically sound batsman in Indian team right, Rahane earns Rs. 1.5 Crores approximately. Bat, Apparel, and Shoes combined.