R Ashwin and Yusuf Pathan are the two new entrants to the Indian Premier League Moneyball ₹ 50 crore club. The confirmation of their retention by the respective franchisees has assured that the duo surpasses ₹ 50 crore milestone in their career IPL salary contracts – extending the elite club to 19 players.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni tops the table with the 12-season career contracts worth ₹122.84 crore. Pathan following the extension of his ₹ 1.9 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad is placed at the bottom of the table, his gross career earnings now at ₹ 51.48 crores.
Ashwin, in an extension of ₹7.6 salary contract with Kings XI Punjab, leaves behind Chris Gayle and Harbhajan Singh in the list of ₹ 50+ grossers. Ashwin’s career IPL earnings now reach ₹ 57.29 crores.
Here is IPL Moneyball’s ₹ 50 crore club: