The “Slinga Malinga” has been acquired by the Mumbai Indians at his base price INR 2cr in the last concluded IPL auction at Jaipur, Rajasthan. The nicely balanced golden and blue camp had INR 11.15 crore in the kitty and liberty to trade for up to six Indian and one foreign player. Thus the franchisee fulfills it’s only oversea slot by purchasing Malinga.
According to the professional sportsperson salary calculator Moneyball the Death bowler is the third highest earning bowler across the 12 seasons of the VIVO IPL, as he has earned INR 46.2cr aggregately. Thus he has been placed 20th in the Moneyball rank Index for the IPL Players’ earning.
Moneyball is an automated, real-time sports professional salary calculation engine, which reveals the Year on Year Salary Account of Lasith Malinga:
2008: Mumbai Indians: INR 1.4cr
2009: Mumbai Indians: INR 1.7cr
2010: Mumbai Indians: INR 1.6cr
2011: Mumbai Indians: INR 2.3cr
2012: Mumbai Indians: INR 2.5cr
2013: Mumbai Indians: INR 2.6cr
2014: Mumbai Indians: INR 9.5cr
2015: Mumbai Indians: INR 7.5cr
2016: Mumbai Indians: INR 7.5cr
2017: Mumbai Indians: INR 7.5cr
2019: Mumbai Indians: INR 2cr
Since the inaugural year of IPL, Lasith Malinga has played his all IPL seasons with a single franchise-Mumbai Indians.