IPL 2020: It is common to hear the term ‘100cr club’ when it comes to earnings of Salman Khan movies but now it has become common in cricket too, courtesy of the Indian Premier League. Entering this elite club is not easy. You have to be amongst the best and in high demand for it to happen. So far there are only three players who are in Rs 100 crore salary club. At number three is Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli.
The Indian batsman amasses Rs 126.2 crore. Virat is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field. In 2008, Kohli was inducted in the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013.
He has scored a total of 5412 runs in 177 matches. His highest score so far is 113 runs which he scored against Kings XI Punjab in 2016.
3 Virat Kohli
Virat kohli (Run Machine) is the 3rd highest earning IPL player. Virat kohli has earned a total of ₹ 126.2 crores in salaries over 13 years in his IPL journey
Virat Kohli was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team for ₹ 17 crores in IPL 2020, a 14000% jump from the inaugural season salary of ₹12 L.
Virat is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field. In 2008, Kohli was inducted in the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013. In the year 2016, he sat atop on the leading run-scorers list, thereby donning the Orange Cap at the end of the ninth edition of the league. The highest paid cricketer in IPL, Virat Kohli was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction and will continue to lead his side.
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Rohit Sharma (Hitman) is the 2nd highest earning IPL player. Rohit Sharma has earned a total of ₹ 131.6 crores in salaries over 13 years in his IPL journey. Rohit started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers. The star batsman has been associated with Mumbai Indians (MI) since 2011. The Indian cricket team opener took over the team’s captaincy a couple of games into the 2013 season and led MI to their maiden IPL title. In the same year, MI also completed a grand double when they clinched the Champions League T20 title. His captaincy was put to test in the 2015 season after the team won just one of their first six games and were struggling to stay afloat. Mumbai Indians then staged a remarkable turnaround and lifted the Trophy for the second time with a convincing win in the final.
IPL 2020 Salary – 15
IPL Moneyball Rank – 2
IPL Total Moneyball Salary – 131.6 Crores
IPL 2020 Team – Mumbai Indians (MI)
IPL Runs – 4898
1 MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Captain Cool) is the highest earning IPL player. MS Dhoni has earned a total of ₹ 137.8 crores in salaries over 13 years in his IPL journey. Ms Dhoni played for Chennai Super Kings for 11 seasons. In 2016 season and 2017 season Dhoni has played for Rising Pune Super Giants, the time when the Chennai franchisee along with Rajasthan Royals were in their 2-year suspension term.
Ms Dhoni is now back with the yellow army. CSK retained him for ₹15 crore for IPL 2020 season. The star keeper-batsmen current season salary saw a hike of 150% from the inaugural edition when he was paid ₹6 crore.
IPL 2020 Salary – 15
IPL Moneyball Rank – 1
IPL Total Moneyball Salary – 137.8 Crores
IPL 2020 Team –Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
IPL Runs – 4432