From IPS aspirant to IPL captain, Sanju Samson who earns more than legends like Dhoni and Bumrah

From IPS aspirant to IPL captain, Sanju Samson who earns more than legends like Dhoni and Bumrah

From aspiring to be an IPS officer and serving his country, to now showcasing wonders with his cricketing skills, Sanju Samson has come a long way. He is now earning more than MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah, knowing his salary stats.

Sanju Samson, much like any other kid, was presented with the choice between becoming an IPS officer or a cricket player. He chose to pursue a career as a cricket player, a decision that seems to have proven good for him. However, his journey didn’t begin as smoothly as it appears now. Initially, Samson also wanted to be an IPS officer and was inclined towards clearing UPSC examinations. But his aspirations changed when he failed to make it into the Delhi U-13 team.

Speaking about his journey on Breakfast with Champions, after facing rejection, his father took voluntary retirement from the Delhi Police force and moved to Kerala. Where both Sanju Samson and his brother continued their cricketing careers. Due to his parents’ best efforts, he gradually started taking cricket seriously. That’s how, despite dreaming of becoming a civil servant one day, he turned out to be a successful cricketer.

IPL Captain Sanju Samson who earns more than MS Dhoni!

Sanju started his IPL career with the KKR, where he was picked up by the franchise at the base price of 8 lakhs. However, he burst onto the scene as a big-ticket player when he joined Rajasthan Royals in 2018. Since then, there has been no looking back for him. In 160 IPL matches to date, he has scored 4202 runs, including 3 centuries and 23 fifties. He has also been captaining the RR side since 2021 and has been performing impressively for them.

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Sanju Samson IPL Salary

2012Kolkata Knight Riders8 Lakh
2013Rajasthan Royals1 Crore
2014Rajasthan Royals4 crore
2015Rajasthan Royals4 crore
2016Delhi Capitals4.2 crore
2017Delhi Capitals4.2 crore
2018Rajasthan Royals8 crore
2019Rajasthan Royals8 crore
2020Rajasthan Royals8 crore
2021Rajasthan Royals8 crore
2022Rajasthan Royals14 crore
2023Rajasthan Royals14 crore

Sanju Samson IPL stats

MatchesRunsAverage S/RHS
1604202 30.45138.22119


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