Suresh Raina has been retained by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at INR 11cr for the 12th edition of the cash-rich tournament.
In the initial year, the left-handed batsman was bought by the CSK at 2.6cr and the franchise kept him till the 8th season. Then he moves to the Gujarat Lions for the next two years. But in the last season (IPL 2018) the Thaliavas of the IPL made their heroic return to the tournament and bought him back for the INR 11cr.
Moneyball is an automated, real-time sports professional salary calculation engine, which reveals the Year on Year Salary Account of Suresh Raina:
2008: Chennai Super Kings: INR 2.6cr
2009: Chennai Super Kings: INR 2.6cr
2010: Chennai Super Kings: INR 2.6cr
2011: Chennai Super Kings: INR 5.98cr
2012: Chennai Super Kings: INR 5.98cr
2013: Chennai Super Kings: INR 5.98cr
2014: Chennai Super Kings: INR 9.5cr
2015: Chennai Super Kings: INR 9.5cr
2016: Gujarat Lions: INR 9.5cr
2017: Gujarat Lions: INR 12.5cr
2018: Chennai Super Kings: INR 11cr
2019: Chennai Super Kings: INR 11cr
According to the professional sports’ salary calculator Moneyball he had earned the total IPL Salary INR 88.7cr. Thus the most run hitter of the IPL stands 5th in the list of Top 10 earners of IPL.
The aggressive left-handed batsman is the most runs scorer in the IPL as he has scored 4985 runs across all seasons. Here is the performance card of the Raina across his journey to the 12th season of the Indian Premier League.