IPL 2021: MS Dhoni to become first player to breach Rs 150 crore in total IPL earnings; check year-wise salary inside

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IPL 2021: CSK's MS Dhoni to become first player to breach Rs 150 crore in total IPL earnings; check year-wise salary inside; Moneyball

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni to become first player to breach Rs 150 crore in total IPL earnings; check year-wise IPL salary inside- Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is set to become the costliest player overall. The 39-year-old will be paid Rs 15 crore for IPL 2021. It means that his overall salary will breach Rs 150 crore-mark. He was retained by the franchise CSK who continues its bond with Thala since the inception of the Indian Premier League.  Dhoni had earned Rs 137.8 crore in the last 13 IPL seasons (including a couple of years stint at now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

MS Dhoni IPL salary

IPL 2021 salary- Rs 15 crore

IPL 2021 Team- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Total IPL salary- Rs 1,52,84,00,000

Year Team Salary
2021 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 150,000,000
2020   (Retain) Chennai Super Kings ₹ 150,000,000
2019   (Retain) Chennai Super Kings ₹ 150,000,000
2018 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 150,000,000
2017 Rising Pune Supergiant ₹ 125,000,000
2016 Rising Pune Supergiant ₹ 125,000,000
2015 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 125,000,000
2014 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 125,000,000
2013 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 82,800,000
2012 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 82,800,000
2011 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 82,800,000
2010 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 60,000,000
2009 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 60,000,000
2008 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 60,000,000
Total ₹ 1,528,400,000


MS Dhoni has won three IPL trophies for CSK (in 2010, 2011 and 2018). The veteran cricketer has scored 4,632 runs in 204 IPL appearances at an average of 40+ which include 23 fifties.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the other batsmen who feature in the top 3 list costliest players in IPL (overall). Take a look

Rohit Sharma

The Mumbai Indians captain is placed second on the list. He has earned a total of Rs 146.6 crore from the cash-rich league. He is the only cricketer to have won 6 IPL titles (5 as MI captain and one trophy with now-defunct Deccan Chargers in 2009). Rohit is currently paid Rs 15 crore per season. His salary has seen a 4 times rise from the inaugural season of IPL. He is among few batsmen with over 5,000 runs in IPL.

IPL 2021 Salary – 15 Crore
IPL 2021 Team- Mumbai Indians (MI)
Total IPL salary- 1466000000

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Virat Kohli

RCB captain is the only player who has played all the IPL seasons with only one franchise. He ranks third in the list of top IPL earners with Rs 143.2 crore. He is also the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 5878 runs in 192 matches. He has slammed 5 centuries and 39 fifties.

IPL 2021 Salary – 17 Crore
IPL 2021 Team- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Total IPL salary- 143,20,00,000 

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NOTE: The above analysis has been done using InsideSport’s Moneyball, a tool to calculate the professional salaries of the players in Indian domestic tournaments, especially the players participating in IPL.