The Indian cricket team coach, Ravi Shastri, has emerged as the world’s highest paid cricket coach. As per espncricinfo‘s Cricket Monthly, the Indian team’s cricket coach is followed by Australia’s Darren Lehmann and England’s Trevor Bayliss. It has been reported that Ravi Shastri receives an annual paycheck of Rs 7.61 crores ($1.17 million).
Australian coach is paid $0.55 million while Trevor Bayliss receives $0.52 million on a yearly basis. It has also been learned that the coaches of subcontinent teams receive greater salaries as compared to other teams’. A probable reason being cited for the same is that it is considered tougher to coach a subcontinent team. The coach will not only have to face the language barrier but also cope up with the security issues. The same is true for Bangladesh’s Chandika Hathurasingha and Pakistan’s Mickey Arthur.
Given the high salaries involved, the post of Indian Cricket Team’s coach witnesses a lot of competition earlier this year. The likes of Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput and others were in the race to bag the post. However, it was Ravi Shastri who won the race in the end.