The top order batsman and the occasional wicketkeeper, Kannanur Lokesh Rahul, commonly known as KL Rahul or KL has been retained by the Kings XI Punjab for INR 11cr for this season of VIVO Indian Premier League.
In his debut year (2013 or IPL season 6) he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at INR 10lakhs. KL Rahul has shown some enormous growth in his IPL salary contact from his debut year.
Moneyball is an automated, real-time sports professional salary calculation engine, which reveals the Year on Year Salary Account of KL Rahul:
2013: Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 10lakhs
2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad: INR 1cr
2015: Sunrisers Hyderabad: INR 1cr
2016: Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 1cr
2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 1cr
2013: Kings XI Punjab: INR 11cr
2019: Kings XI Punjab: INR 11cr
According to the professional sports’ salary calculator Moneyball an aggregate INR 26.1 crore salary across 12 seasons, places Rahul at the 49th position in the Moneyball IPL Player rankings.