Who is Nepal's highest paid athlete?

The ESPN has released a list of the Best-paid athletes from 182 countries in 17 sports. According to this list, Santosh Sahukhala is Nepal's highest paid sportsperson with an annual salary of USD $8430. By comparison Nepal's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) which is an indicator of national wealth, is $452. How do our neighbouring countries fare? See image below:
The difference between the pay of Nepali athletes and others is so large. It's obvious that Cricket is the highest paid sport in our part of the world. Its a pity we don't have players playing in the IPL as yet! Seeing these salary scales would you be interested in becoming a professional athlete in Nepal?
A full list of 182 countries is available here