Ravi Shastri is set to receive a 20 per cent hike on his previous salary after being retained as the head coach of Indian cricket team.

Shastri, who earned around eight crores annually during his previous stint as the coach that ended with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, will now reportedly earn anywhere between INR 9.5 crore and INR 10 crore, as per a report in the Mumbai Mirror.

It’s not just Shastri who is set to earn more as per the new contracts. Bowling coach Bharat Arun, who also kept his job after the latest round of interviews, will reportedly earn close to INR 3.5 crore, same as fielding coach R Sridhar.

Vikram Rathour, who was appointed as the batting coach after Sanjay Bangar‘s departure, will be pocketing something between INR 2.5 crore and INR 3 crore.

The entire Indian coaching staff, led by Shastri, was retained barring Bangar. They were given an extension of 45 days post India’s semi-final exit at the World Cup in England.

Following a day of interviews in August, the 57-year-old Shastri who was shortlisted among six candidates, expectedly, was given another shot and will now be in charge of the Indian cricket team till 2021 T20 World Cup.

This is his fourth stint with with the national team, having served briefly as the Cricket Manager (2007 tour of Bangladesh), Team Director (2014-2016) and head coach (2017-2019).

Among the other candidates, Shastri’s record was unmatched as the team reached the No.1 ranking in Tests under his watch and also won a series in Australia for the first time in 71 years. India won 11 out of 21 Tests, 43 out of 60 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals out of 36 on his watch.