The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday announced special cash rewards of up to Rs 60 lakh for the players and support staff after the team’s historic series win in Australia.
India clinched the four-match series 2-1 in Sydney on Monday, sparking national celebrations.
The BCCI congratulated the team and announced a bonus equivalent to the match fee of Rs 15 lakh per match for the playing XI and Rs 7.5 lakh per match for the reserve players.
This means that Kohli and others who took part in all four Tests will get Rs 60 lakh, doubling their match fees.
Head coach Ravi Shastri and his assistants will get Rs 25 lakh each.
The BCCI routinely gives bonuses for multi-nation tournaments like the World Cup or Champions Trophy, but extra payments for a bilateral series is rare.
This was India’s first ever Test series win in Australia, which reaffirmed their No 1 position in the ICC Test rankings. It is the first time India managed the feat since they began touring Australia in 1947-48. India also became the first team from Asia to achieve the feat.
With inputs from AFP