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The biggest sports event of India, The Indian premier league generates a huge amount of revenue for the BCCI. BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India) gets a substantial amount through sponsorships, broadcasting, advertisements, and digital rights.
No doubt The Cash-rich league IPL is lucrative for the IPL franchises as well as for the cricketers too. The league plays a big role in a player’s annual income. Because players can earn greater money than they earn playing for the national team.
In the article, I am going to share the Highest Paid Players of all franchises with their IPL Salaries. So Stay tuned with me and Check out the blog till the end.
Here we go,
#8 Highest Paid Player of Punjab Kings(PBKS), IPL 2021
Player Name: KL Rahul
Salary: INR 11 Crores
“Kannur Lokesh Rahul” well known as KL Rahul, Indian national team Cricketer captains Punjab Kings in the IPL since 2020. He made his IPL debut in 2013 as a wicket-keeper batsman for RCB.
KL Rahul was bought by Kings XI Punjab(renamed Punjab Kings) in 2018. He is retained by Punjab Kings in the amount of 11 crores at the IPL 2021 auction. He has scored impressive 1922 runs in 42 matches for the team since joining in 2018.
KL Rahul is the Orange cap(award, top run-scorer of the season) winner of IPL 2020. He scored 670 runs in 14 matches with the highest score of 132 (not out) Vs RCB in IPL 2020.
#7 Highest Paid Player of Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH), IPL 2021
Player Name: David Warner
Salary: INR 12.50 crores
David Andrew Warner, The Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad is an Australian Cricketer. In 2016, He led Sunrisers Hyderabad to win its first-ever IPL title by smashing RCB in the finals.
David Warner is retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 12.5 Crores.
He is one of the most consistent overseas players in IPL. He is the top 3rd highest run-getter in the IPL history. He has featured in 142 games and stands out with 5254 runs. David is a three-time winner of the orange cap in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
In IPL 2020, he scored 548 runs with the highest 85 runs.
#6 Highest paid player of Delhi Capitals(DC), IPL 2021
Player Name: Rishabh Pant
Salary: INR 15 Crores
Rishabh Pant, the Wicket-Keeper batsman of the Indian national team, is the captain of the Delhi Capitals. The Youngster daredevil was bought by Delhi Capitals for 1.9 crores at IPL 2016 auction
When he was only about 19 years. He is one of the key performers for the franchise. Rishabh Pant is retained by the franchise for a whopping 15 crores. He has scored 2079 runs in his played 68 games. In IPL 2020, he scored 343 in 14 matches.
#5 Highest paid player of Mumbai Indians(MI), IPL 2021
Player Name: Rohit Sharma
Salary: INR 15 Crores
Rohit Sharma is one of the best players on the Indian National Cricket team. Because of his excellent batting performance, he is well known as the ‘Hit-man’. The most successful IPL Captain, Rohit Sharma has led defending Champions Mumbai Indians to win five IPL titles. He is retained by the Mumbai Indians in 15 crores.
Rohit Sharma has played 200 matches for the MI franchise. He is 4th among all-time top scorers with 5230 runs in the IPL history. Rohit Sharma played his 150th match for the team in IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals.
He scored 332 runs highest 80 runs in played 12 matches.
In 2020, Rohit Sharma retained the IPL title and won 5th for Mumbai Indians.
#4 Highest paid player of Chennai Super Kings(CSK), IPL 2021
Player Name: MS Dhoni
Salary: INR 15 Crores
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, The only captain to win all three ICC trophies. He has created history by winning the 50 over the world cup, the T20 World cup, and the Champions trophy. Undoubtedly, he is the most successful National team Skipper as well as IPL team skipper( Chennai Super Kings).
Chennai Super Kings bought him in 2008 at the whopping of $1.5 million and till now he is retained in a total sum of 15 crores. Since then he is the only skipper leading the team. Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings has qualified for playoffs in every season until 2020.
MS Dhoni led the team to qualify for finals most times(8) among all the teams and clinched the IPL trophy thrice. Though In last season IPL 2020, his and CSK’s performance was not that good as in previous years.
#3 Highest paid player of Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR), IPL 2021
Player Name: Pat Cummins
Salary: INR 15.50 Crores
Patrick James Cummins is the current vice-captain of the Australian National Cricket Team. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at IPL auction 2020 for a whopping 15.50 Crores. KKR retained him in the same amount for IPL 2021.
Pat Cummins is a fast bowler and lower-order batsman. He has played in 4 seasons of IPL. In last season 2020, He played well with 12 wickets and 146 runs in featured 4 matches.
#2 Highest paid player of Rajasthan Royals(RR), IPL 2021
Player Name: Christopher Henry Morris
Salary: INR 16.25 Crores
Chris Morris is a First-class South-African all-rounder Cricketer. Rajasthan Royals bought him for 16.25 crores in IPL 2021 auction. Now He has scripted a new record of the costliest-ever player in IPL history surpassing Yuvraj Singh(16 Crores).
Chris Morris has played in 7 IPL seasons and picked 80 wickets, scored 551 runs. In IPL 2020, he was sold to RCB and scalped 11 wickets in the season. In this season of IPL, all the eyes will be on him because he will play an important role in the Rajasthan Royals team.
#1 Highest paid player of Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), IPL 2021
Player Name: Virat Kohli
Salary: INR 17 Crores
Virat Kohli, the current captain of the Indian national team, is the highest earner of the Indian Premier League in a single season. He has captained Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2013.
The RCB franchise pays him 17 crores since 2018 which is the highest amount paid to any player.
He is earning 2 crores more than the retention price.
Virat is well known as ‘King Kohli, Captain fearless and Run Machine’. He has played 192 IPL games till now and tops the chart of highest no. of runs(5878 runs) in the history of IPL. He also has placed 5th for the most no. of sixes hit(201 sixes). He is at the 3rd spot of most number of boundaries(503 times) and most number of the fifties(39).
Virat Kohli is just 1 century behind Chris Gayle for the record of most number of centuries in IPL. Unsurprisingly he is the most successful IPL batsman ever.
This is the list of all the highest-paid players in IPL 2021 in each team. Also, BCCI has confirmed that there will be 2 more teams in IPL 2022 auction. The mega auction for 10 teams in IPL 2022 will take place around the month of Dec 2021 or in Jan 2022.
14th Edition of The Indian Premier League is just 4 days away. And as usual IPL fever has been started and fans are counting hours for the season opener match. Which team you’re supporting?