The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is starting tomorrow, i.e. on March 31. Once again, the viewers will get to see excitement on the cricket pitch. In this season, 10 teams will try their luck in the race to become champions.
IPL, which started in 2008, has made many players rich. The list of players who earn more than 150 crores from salary alone includes three Indian names. Interestingly, all three are Indian. Let’s find out about the top 5 highest-earning players from IPL…
5. Ravindra Jadeja (109 Crores)
In terms of earnings in IPL, Ravindra Jadeja is just behind Suresh Raina. Jadeja, who was sold for 12 lakhs in the first season, currently has a salary of 16 crore rupees, and is among the players with the highest salary this season. Jadeja has earned 109 crore rupees from IPL so far.
4. Suresh Raina (110 Crores)
In the IPL, Suresh Raina, who mesmerizes people with his batting, is counted among the highest run-scorers. He has scored 1 century and 39 half-centuries. Raina has had a brilliant performance in the first 12 IPL seasons, scoring more than 300 runs every year. He has earned 110 crore rupees as his salary in the IPL so far.
3. Virat Kohli (173 Crores)
Virat Kohli, considered one of the greatest cricketers in the world, is ranked third in terms of earnings from the IPL. He has earned a salary of 173 crore rupees from the IPL so far. Kohli also holds the record for scoring the most runs in the IPL. He has scored a total of 6624 runs with 5 centuries and 44 half-centuries.
2. MS Dhoni (176 Crores)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the most expensive player in the first season of the IPL, which was held in 2008. In that season, Dhoni’s salary was 6 crore rupees, which is now 12 crore rupees. From 2018 to 2021, Dhoni’s salary remained at 15 crore rupees. Dhoni is the second-highest earner in the IPL and he has earned nearly 176 crore rupees so far.
1. Rohit Sharma (178 Crores)
Rohit Sharma, the captain of Team India, is at the top among the players who earn from the IPL. Rohit has earned around 178 crore rupees from the IPL so far. In 2008, Rohit, who was sold for 3 crores, currently has a salary of 16 crores. In terms of earnings, he has surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.