Rishabh Pant is undoubtedly one of the most talented cricketers in the world. The 23-year-old wicket-keeper batsman who struggled with consistency issues in the early part of his career at the biggest stage has now made the cricketing stage his own with some stellar performances. One of the most unorthodox batsmen in the game, Pant has proved that he is here to stay and lead Indian cricket forward.
Making his debut for India in 2017 after some exceptional performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pant found himself out of the team very soon. However, some good knocks in the Test format increased hopes of being an all-format player and after a stupendous 2020 season, he has now established himself. Having been elevated as a captain in the IPL for Delhi Capitals (DC) as well, albeit due to Shreyas Iyer‘s injury, Pant is definitely captaincy material for India in the future.
What is Rishabh Pant’s salary?
Rishabh Pant is a Grade A cricketer as he was promoted to the rank in the recently released annual contracts by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). An A contract provides a salary of Rs. 5 crore per year. Apart from it, in the IPL for Delhi Capitals, Pant earns Rs. 15 crore per year as his retention salary after the boost he received in 2021. Therefore, his total salary from cricket is Rs. 20 crore per year. Also, Pant endorses brands like The Pant Project, JSW, SG, Adidas, Boost who all pay him.
Next up, the focus for Pant will be the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) where he is bound to be the wicket-keeper batsman who gets the nod in the playing XI ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. If he continues his excellent form with the bat in the summit clash as well, India would be in good stead to clinch the title against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in England.