T20 WC 2024: India Skipper Rohit Sharma Ready To Give Up His ₹5 Crore Bonus From BCCI For Support Staff - Report

T20 WC 2024: India Skipper Rohit Sharma Ready To Give Up His ₹5 Crore Bonus From BCCI For Support Staff - Report

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded a cash prize of a whopping INR 125 crore for Team India, which is 6 times more than what the T20 World Cup 2024 got from the ICC and even more than the tournament's total prize pool of INR 93.52 crore.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Thursday, July 11, 2024, 01:10 PM IST
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Rohit Sharma with T20 World Cup trophy | Credits: Twitter

After former Team India coach Rahul Dravid, skipper Rohit Sharma too showcased his kind gesture as he was reportedly ready to give up his INR 5 crore bonus prize money for support staff who played a vital role behind the scenes to help India clinch the T20 World Cup 2024 triumph.

As per the report by Dainik Bhaskar, Rohit Sharma is unhappy with the bonus awarded to the support staff and he doesn't even mind deducting his amount from the bonus prize to increase the money of the support staff. However, Indian skipper specifically didn't mention which support staff members he wanted to increase the bonus for.

The report further that one of the members who travelled from Barbados to Delhi with the T20 World Cup champions spoke highly of Rohit Sharma, stating that one should learn from the Indian skipper on how to appreciate members of the support staff.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded a cash prize of a whopping INR 125 crore for Team India, which is 6 times more than what the T20 World Cup 2024 got from the ICC and even more than the tournament's total prize pool of INR 93.52 crore.

The board confirmed to the BCCI that each of the 15 players in the India squad and head coach Rahul Dravid will receive INR 5 crore each, while coaching staff and support staff will be awarded 2.5 crore and 2 crore each, respectively.

Earlier, Rahul Dravid reportedly requested BCCI to reduce his prize money of INR 5 crore to 2.5 crore as an equal bonus for the rest of the coaching staff. As per the report by Hindustan Times, Rahul Dravid urged the BCCI to award him as the cash prize as other coaches who played a huge rule in helping Team India clinch the T20 World Cup title.

Rohit Sharma likely to be rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma is unlikely to rest to action any time soon as he is likely to be rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka. After the conclusion of the ongoing T20I series against Zimbabwe, the Men in Blue will travel to Sri Lanka for three T20Is and as many ODIs, starting on July 27.

Since Rohit Sharma announced his retirement from T20Is after leading Team India to T20 World Cup triumph, he won't be play in the T20s against Sri Lanka. However, the Indian skipper will be extending his break from cricket and remain unavailable for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Apart from Rohit, Virat Kohli is too likely to be rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Rohit and Kohli are expected to return to the action for the three-match Test series against Bangladesh in September.

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