India coach Ravi Shastri to get hefty salary hike in new contract

Ravi Shastri was reportedly drawing an annual salary of about Rs 8 crore.

Ravi Shastri's new contract with the India cricket team is till the T20 World Cup in 2021.   -  Getty Images

Ravi Shastri is set for a pay hike after being retained head coach of Indian cricket team, last month. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, there could get a 20 per cent increase and his revised annual package would be somewhere between Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 10 crore. Previously, Shastri was drawing about Rs 8 crore.

Other members of the support staff are also expected to get a pay hike, with bowling coach Bharat Arun getting Rs 3.5 crore, as will fielding coach R. Sridhar. However, Vikram Rathour, who replaced Sanjay Bangar as the batting coach may draw somewhere around Rs 2.5 to Rs 3 crore.

Mike Hesson and Tom Moody were in the race to become the new India head coach, but the Cricket Advisory Committee led by Kapil Dev decided to reappoint Shastri.

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After his appointment, Shastri said that he has a belief in this team and expects it to leave a legacy behind.

“The reason why I came in here is the belief I had in this team, the belief that they could leave a legacy which very few teams have left behind which other teams going down will try and emulate,” Shastri had told bcci.tv.

“Next two years is to see the smooth transition happening. You will get a lot of youngsters coming -- in both white-ball setup and Tests. You need to identify another three-four bowlers to add to the pool by the end of our tenure. My endeavour by the end of this tenure would be to leave the team in a happier space so that they can set a legacy in the time to come,” he also said.