Jasprit Bumrah Earned More Than Virat Kohli From Match Fees In 2020
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Jasprit Bumrah Earned More Than Virat Kohli From Match Fees In 2020

Jasprit Bumrah,
Jasprit Bumrah. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah has cashed in match fees more than his captain Virat Kohli this year to become the highest-paid Indian cricketer in 2020. Both the Indian players have a Grade A+ contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Had Indian captain — Virat Kohli played the ongoing Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, he would have topped the list.

Jasprit Bumrah reportedly pocketed INR 1.38 crore from match fees this year while Kohli picked up INR 1.29 crore. The third highest-paid cricketer, in terms of match fees, this year is Ravindra Jadeja, who has Grade A contract. The spin bowling allrounder has turned out to be the vital cog for India across all the formats.

In the recently-concluded limited-overs series against Australia, he was the significant contributor with the bat. Jadeja has reportedly pocketed INR 96 lakhs this year.

Jasprit Bumrah Earned More Than Virat Kohli From Match Fees In 2020 1
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: AP.

India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is the only other Indian cricketer to have a Grade A+ contract. Injuries have restricted Rohit’s international appearances this year. Having appeared in only three ODIs and two Tests, Rohit drew a cheque of INR 30 lakhs as match fees.

All eyes on Jasprit Bumrah in the Last Test Match of 2020:

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. BCCI Twitter

With Mohammed Shami being out because of an injury in his bowling arm, everyone’s’ hope is on Jasprit Bumrah to pick that 20 wickets to take the series home. Although Mohammed Shami has well taken the responsibility to fill in the space of premier pacer.

In the ongoing second Test match in Melbourne, he picked up four wickets in the first innings to bundle out Australians on Day one. Bumrah troubled Joe Burns and trapped him for a duck. He sends back Travis Head back in the hut early as he was setting in his foot for longer innings.

Currently, India is leading by 82 runs with losing five wickets after day two ended on Sunday.

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