IPL 2021 Players Salary: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is the richest T20 league in the world and the fact that franchises spent a whopping INR 145.3 crore at this year’s auction bears testament to the claim. IPL has been a big source for players from across the world to mint moolah. CSK’s MS Dhoni, MI’s Rohit Sharma, and RCB’s Virat Kohli have been IPL’s top earners. As we move closer to IPL 2021, InsideSport Moneyball brings you five facts you did not know about IPL 2021 players salary.
IPL 2021: Three Players have earned INR 125 cr in IPL salaries
Since its inception, only three players have so far pocketed INR 125 crore in IPL salaries. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has earned the highest salary to date. He has taken a massive INR 152.8 cr back home. In second place is Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma who has earned INR 146.6 crore. In the third place is Virat Kohli. The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain has packed INR 143.2 crore to date.
IPL 2021: IPL’s consolidated salary bill for 14 years
The InsideSport Moneyball reveals that to date 789 players have been contracted by the IPL franchises and have earned a consolidated salary figure of 61,44,15,45,047 (6144 Cr). Indian Players are the biggest beneficiary of IPL Contracts. Out of the total contracted cricketers – 489 comes from India. The Indian cricketers have earned 56.7% of IPL players’ gross salaries which amount to be 34,33,80,66,981 (3,433 Cr)
IPL 2021: Outside India, Australian cricketers have pocketed most salary
After the Indians, who have pocketed a total of INR 34,33 crore by playing in the IPL, Australian cricketers have taken home ₹905.9 crore. The Moneyball search engine offers numerous combinations and permutations to answer all the probable questions around IPL salaries. The South African cricketers are No. 3 in the list with 56 Proteas cricketers have earned 539 Cr from IPL in last 14 years.
IPL 2021: AB De Villiers is the only foreign cricketer to cross 100 Cr salary mark
RCB has retained the 36-year-old ahead of the 2021 season for INR 11 crores, making him the first foreigner to join the 100 crores salary club thus creating history. With this feat, AB de Villiers has joined three other cricketers who have crossed the 100 crore mark to date. On field – the South African power hitter has played a total of 169 matches in the cash-rich league and has scored a mammoth 4849 runs at an average of 40.40.
IPL 2021: Dhoni only one who has crossed 150 Cr Salary benchmark
MS Dhoni has taught India what it means to win. He has been a trendsetter for a lot of things. Therefore, it comes as no shocker that he is the only player in IPL history to ever cross INR 150 crore salary benchmark.