IPL 2021 Auction and Players Salary: Check top 10 highest paid cricketers in IPL history

IPL Auction 2021:Top 10 highest paid cricketers in IPL history: The emergence of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a big boon for the BCCI and the cricketers. The board has minted crores by successfully staging 13 editions of the tournament while players have also pocketed handsome incomes. As IPL approaches its 14th season with IPL 2021 auction set to be held on February 18 in Chennai, we take a look at ten highest-paid players in the IPL so far.

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Here’s the list of top ten highest-paid players in the IPL:

1. MS Dhoni – Rs 152.8 crore: Dhoni has played for Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune SuperGaints so far in his IPL career. He has 4632 runs in 204 IPL matches and 113 catches and 13 stumpings. Notably, Dhoni is the only player to enter 150 crore club in IPL. He will lead CSK in IPL 2021.

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2. Rohit Sharma – Rs 146.6 crore: Rohit has played for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians so far in his IPL career. He has 5230 runs in 200 IPL matches and is the most successful captain having led MI to five IPL trophies. Rohit will captain MI in IPL 2021.

3. Virat Kohli – Rs 143.2 crore: Kohli has played only for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He is the top scorer in IPL with 5878 runs in 192 IPL matches. Kohli will lead RCB in IPL 2021.

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4. Suresh Raina – Rs 110.74 crore: Known as Mr IPL, Raina has played for Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Lions in his IPL career. He has 5368 runs in 193 IPL matches. Raina will play for CSK in IPL 2021.

5. AB de Villiers – Rs 102.16 crore: ABD has played for Delhi Capitals and RCB in his IPL career so far. He has amassed 4849 runs in 169 IPL matches at a strike rate of 151.91. De Villiers will play for RCB in IPL 2021.

6. Sunil Narine – Rs 95.24 crore: Narine has only played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. The all-rounder has hit 892 runs and picked 127 wickets in 120 IPL matches. Narine will play for KKR in IPL 2021.

7. G Gambhir – Rs 94.6 crore: Gambhir has played for Delhi Capitals and KKR in his IPL career. He scored 4217 runs in 154 IPL matches and under Gambhir’s captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL title in 2012 and went on to win the title again in 2014. He took retirement from IPL in 2018.

8. Yuvraj Singh – Rs 84.6 crore: Yuvraj played for Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, RCB and SRH in his IPL career. He scored 2750 runs and picked 36 wickets in 132 IPL matches. Yuvraj retired from IPL after 2019 season.

9. Robin Uthappa – Rs 78.27 crore: Uthappa has played Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, RCB, KKR and he will play for CSK in IPL 2021. Uthappa has scored 4607 runs in 189 IPL matches.

10. Shane Watson – Rs 77.13 crore: Watson played for RR, RCB and CSK in his IPL career. He scored 3874 runs and picked 92 wickets in 145 IPL matches. Watson took retirement from IPL after 2020 season.