RCB’s Virat Kohli has highest salary hike of 14000% from inaugural season; Check Kohli’s IPL performance, earnings and much more: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is just Rs 6.8 crores short from crossing the Rs 150 crore salary mark in Indian Premier League. Kohli is the 3rd highest earning IPL player having earned a total of ₹ 143.2 crores as IPL salary so far. Notably, Virat Kohli was retained by RCB for ₹ 17 crores ahead of IPL 2021 auction, a 14000% jump from the inaugural season salary of ₹12 lakhs.
Kohli started his IPL career with RCB and has been associated with the Bengaluru-based franchise since then.
Interestingly, Kohli is only behind CSK skipper MS Dhoni and MI skipper Rohit Sharma in terms of IPL salary.
Virat Kohli’s IPL performance
Virat Kohli has so far played 192 IPL matches in which he has scored 5878 runs at an average of 38.16 and a strike rate of 130.73. He has smashed 503 fours and 201 sixes in the cash-rich league till now. Kohli has five centuries and 39 IPL fifties to his name and his highest score is 113 which came in 2016 against KXP.
Virat Kohli IPL titles
Sadly, Kohli is yet to win an IPL title. Notably, RCB has played three finals in the IPL but lost all of them (in 2009 to the Deccan Chargers, in 2011 to the Chennai Super Kings and in 2016 to Sunrisers Hyderabad).