Former India team director Ravi Shastri feels the top-ranked Indian cricketers are being "paid peanuts" compared to their English and Australian counterparts and said that the BCCI should equally remunerate those Test players who weren't able to bag IPL contracts.
"It is [salaries] peanuts, frankly speaking," Shastri told reporters on Monday. "How much do the Aussies get?" he added.
Citing the example of Cheteshwar Pujara, who despite being India's top scorer in Tests this season had no takers during the IPL auction, the ex-India captain said.