IPL 2017: Sachin Tendulkar is the 'Baahubali' among all mentors. Here's why

IPL 2017, RPS v MI: Stephen Fleming (RPS), Tom Moody (SRH) and Mahela Jayawardene (MI) are paid Rs.2.5 crores per year

Sachin Tendulkar is nothing short of a demi god in a cricket-crazy like India and the true ‘Baahubali’ of IPL. He has played cricket at the highest level for over 2 decades and that has meant that he garners respect of one and all. Sachin Tendulkar, who was a part of the Mumbai Indians franchisee as a player and now as a mentor, apparently earns the highest amount among the coaches and support staff. This is not on unexpected lines and is pretty justified considering his status. According to a report, he earns just short of a million dollars. The exact amount is unknown as it is kept confidential. It is also learnt that Rahul Dravid is the second most paid mentor earning Rs 4.5 cr, which is a whopping amount. Dravid is a part of the Delhi Daredevils.

Stephen Fleming (Rising Pune Supergiant), Tom Moody (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Mahela Jayawardene (Mumbai Indians) are paid Rs.2.5 crores per year, according to sources. These are numbers which prove Sachin Tendulkar is the real ‘Baahubali’ of cricket. Brad Hodge is the lowest paid IPL coach, who is a part of the Gujarat Lions outfit. He receives only Rs.70 lakhs per year.

Now compare this to domestic coaches who prepare teams for the Ranji Trophy, they are paid peanuts and that is where the disparity debate arises. A Ranji Trophy coach receives a maximum of Rs.30 lakhs per year. At the National Cricket Academy, a coach can receive a maximum of Rs.8 thousands per day.