Indian Premier League has created three cricket stars with individual salary aggregate of more than ₹100 crores. The top ten share between themselves ₹911.45 crores.
Come Tuesday (December 16), the IPL player bazaar for Season 12 will be set up in Jaipur where all the eight franchisees will turn up to acquire up to a maximum of 70 players – 50 Indian and 20 overseas – with a maximum of ₹ 145.25 crore to spend collectively.
Kings XI Punjab will be the busiest table in the auction hall with ₹36.20 crore to spend on up to 15 players – maximum four foreigners.
Chennai Super Kings, with a mere ₹8.4 crore in their kitty and just two slots available, will just go through motions. Few would know, the team possesses IPL’s highest grossing icon in Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose salary contract from the league aggregates to ₹122.8 crore.
As many of cricket world’s top stars go under the hammer at Jaipur, we bring to our readers top 10 icons with highest career salary from IPL contracts.
The former team India captain has the highest IPL total earning and established himself at no. 1 by earning a total IPL salary ₹122.8 cr and the captain cool had been retained by CSK this year for ₹15 cr. Thus he has the IPL richest star tag before his name.
The technically superior batsman has total IPL salary ₹116.8cr and occupies no 2 in the IPL top earners. He had been retained by Mumbai Indians for ₹15cr.
King Kohli has managed his no. 3 position in the list and the don of Delhi has been retained by RCB for ₹17cr. The skipper may have settled at no. 3 but atop the IPL 2019 top earners list. He has earned IPL total salary ₹109.2 cr.
The recently retired champion still has the rank 4 and IPL total salary ₹94.6 cr in the IPL top earners list. He was just ₹3.4 cr away to enter the ₹100 cr salary club. But the man who puts his sport over money decides to retire from all formats of cricket.
The T20 behemoth rested at no 5 in the list. The left-handed batsman has total IPL salary ₹88.7 cr. He had been retained by his existing team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for ₹11 cr.
Yuvraj Singh, the highest paid IPL player for 2016 with a ₹16 crore deal from Delhi Daredevils, returns to the auction pool for the base price of a mere ₹ 1 crore after being discarded by Kings XI Punjab. The Punjab lion rested at no. 6 and has ₹83.6 cr total IPL salary.
AB de Villiers
The IPL’ Spiderman has ₹80.5 cr total IPL salary and occupies no. 7 in the list but no. 3 position in the top foreign retention. The 360 de Villiers has been retained by the RCB for Rs 11 Cr.
The Australian All-rounder has been retained by the whistle podu (CSK) for Rs 4 cr and he has total IPL Salary Rs 73.1 cr with IPL salary rank 8.
Robin Utthapa settled at no. 9 in the list and with the purse of Rs 72.2 cr(Total IPL salary). He has been retained by the Kolkata franchisee for Rs 6.4 cr.
The mystery bowler has 10th Ipl salary rank and total IPL salary Rs 70.24 cr. He has been retained by the all time IPL franchisee of Kolkata for Rs 12.5 cr but the bowler has rank 2 in the IPL foreign retention.