Jasprit Bumrah, who has proved his credentials of being India’s main strike weapon in the death overs, was awarded the contract to become just the third cricketer in the list. @ AFP

Ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has bagged a lucrative Rs 7 crore contract which puts him alongside captain Virat Kohli and deputy Rohit Sharma in the A+ category when the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) announced the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2018 to September 2019 late on Thursday night.

Bumrah, who has proved his credentials of being India’s main strike weapon across all formats, was awarded the contract to become just the third cricketer in the list. (ALSO READ: Dhoni should continue after World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja should not be in the side: Ganguly)

Rishabh Pant was the other player who made significant gains. The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who has a phenomenal rise in the past one year, pocketed a Rs 5-crore annual contract after he was included in the A category. 

Former captain MS Dhoni has been named in the Rs 5 crore A category along with 10 other Team India players.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav are other players in the A category. (ALSO READ: Milestones loom for Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and others in Ranchi)

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who received flak for their sexist comments on a popular television show, have been included in the Rs 3 crore grade B category. Umesh Yadav and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal are other two in the B category.

Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Khaleel Ahmed and Wriddhiman Saha will receive Rs 1 crore with their names in the C category.

Meanwhile, in the women’s team, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav have bagged the Rs 50 lakh A category contracts. Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues will receive Rs 30 lakh as they were included in the B category. Radha Yadav, D Hemalatha, Anuja Patil, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mansi Joshi, Punam Raut, Mona Meshram, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Taniya Bhatia and Pooja Vastrakar were included in Rs 10 lakh C grade contracts.