IPL 2022 Auction: Aakash Chopra’s big prediction, ‘KL Rahul can be IPL’s 1st 20 Crore+ salary player’

IPL 2022 Auction: KL Rahul – 20 Crore+ Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has made a big prediction ahead of IPL 2022 retentions and auctions. He feels that KL Rahul would even cross Rs 20 crore in IPL 2022 auction if there is no cap on the player’s salary. Follow IPL 2022 latest updates on InsideSport.IN

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IPL 2022 Auction: ’20 crore’- Aakash Chopra predicts KL Rahul to be the costliest IPL player ever

If KL Rahul ends up in the auction…and if the draft system doesn’t put a ceiling on a player’s salary… he will easily be the most expensive player in the upcoming auction. 20 Crore +.” Chopra said on Twitter.

  • As per multiple reports, KL Rahul is all set to part ways with Punjab Kings.
  • Despite all his batting exploits, Punjab Kings failed to enter playoffs in successive seasons. The team management is disappointed and likely to find a new leader.
  • Meanwhile, it is believed that Rahul has been approached by multiple teams owing to his batting prowess.
  • KL Rahul was purchased by the Punjab Kings for 11 cr in the 2018 Mega Auction.
  • In his four years at Punjab Kings, the team India opener has amassed 659, 593, 650 and 626 runs, winning the Orange cap in 2020.
  • His consistency for PBKS and Team India makes him a big name in the IPL 2021 Auctions.
  • His appointment as India vice-captain in the shortest format has also raised his brand value.
  • The addition of two new franchises Lucknow and Ahmedabad increases Rahul’s chances of securing a hefty paycheck.
  • The 29-year-old is a capable batsman who can lead a team.

IPL 2021 – KL Rahul Punjab Kings to Part Ways?

KL Rahul total IPL salary: Rs 48.1 crore

Year Team Salary
2021 icon1Punjab Kings ₹ 110,000,000
2020   (Retain) icon1Punjab Kings ₹ 110,000,000
2019   (Retain) icon1Punjab Kings ₹ 110,000,000
2018 icon1Kings XI Punjab ₹ 110,000,000
2017   (Injured) icon1Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 10,000,000
2016   (Transfer) icon1Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 10,000,000
2015 icon1Sunrisers Hyderabad ₹ 10,000,000
2014 icon1Sunrisers Hyderabad ₹ 10,000,000
2013 icon1Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 1,000,000
Total ₹ 481,000,000


Most expensive players in each IPL season:

Year Players & Teams Price (in INR)
2008 MS Dhoni (CSK) 9.5 crore
2009 Kevin Pietersen (RCB), Andrew Flintoff (CSK) 9.8 crore
2010 Shane Bond (KKR), Kieron Pollard (MI) 4.8 crore
2011 Gautam Gambhir (KKR) 14.9 crore
2012 Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 12.8 crore
2013 Glenn Maxwell (MI) 6.3 crore
2014 Yuvraj Singh (RCB) 14 crore
2015 Yuvraj Singh (DD) 16 crore
2016 Shane Watson (RCB) 9.5 crore
2017 Ben Stokes (RPS) 14.5 crore
2018 Ben Stokes (RR) 12.5 crore
2019 Jaydev Unadkat (RR), Varun Chakravarthy (KXIP) 8.4 crore
2020 Pat Cummins (KKR) 15.5 crore
2021 Chris Morris 16.25 crore


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