Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL

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Here is List of Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL. What comes to your mind when you see the topic of the article? IPL, with those advertisements, those late-night matches, bunking of tuitions, lying for group studies, a box of popcorn and that music for Chennai Super Kings advertisement. Felt excited, but don’t think that I’m being the Rancho from 3 idiots who want you to think differently or out of the box. It’s just that I want to help you recreate your excitement. And for those who still don’t understand, I’ll explain what I’m talking about.

IPL or the Indian Premier League is a type of domestic cricket yet played very professionally in India. Teams are made from various states and cricketers are auctioned and those people who own the team buy these players at very high rates and then also pay them salaries and here’s the same thing we’re going to discuss.

Now Let’s Look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL.

Virat Kohli

Highest Paid  Cricketer in IPL

This name needs no introduction right! Born in the year of 1988, he is the present captain of the Indian team. Kohli is called the best contemporary cricketer and he is a right top-order batsman. He plays for Royal Challengers in IPL and has been their captain since 2013. He is the top-ranked ODI batsman and also ranks in the 2nd position for Test Crickets in the world with 879 points.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test8714710731825453.421274057.442772382022
ODI251242391204018359.311291293.25430601130125
T20I84792129289450.482115138.44002526581
IPL19218430587811338.174496130.745039503201

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test87111758400/00/02.880.00.000
ODI2514864166541/151/156.22166.25160.2500
T20I841214619841/131/138.1449.536.500
IPL1922625136842/252/258.892.062.7500

Career Information

Test debut vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011

Last Test vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Dec 17, 2020

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Aug 18, 2008

Last ODI vs Australia at Manuka Oval, Dec 02, 2020

T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 12, 2010

Last T20 vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 08, 2020

IPL debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008

Last IPL vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 06, 2020

He even captained the under 19 World Cup and led them to victory in Malaysia in the year 2008. He won the Arjuna award in 2013 and the Padma Shri in 2017 and The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award the highest sporting honour in 2018. He is also categorized as one of the world’s famous athletes according to ESPN. He is the Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL.

His richness can be known by the fact that the amount he spent on his wedding, that left our jaws open right. He has been the brand ambassador of various style brands and other fashion things which he has endorsed during his time. He earns two hundred and fifty-two crore every year. If you’re thinking why he’s one of the highest-paid IPL cricketers because he earns seventeen crores per season and thus has got around one hundred and twenty-eight crores in his account through this.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni isn’t just a name anymore, it has become an emotion. He is a retired International cricketer and was the captain of the National Cricket team in the restricted overs from the year 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from the year 2008 to 2014. He’s a right-handed middle-order hitter and wicket-keeper, he’s referred to as the best-run taker within the someday Internationals with quite ten, k runs in his account and is additionally referred to as an efficient ‘finisher’ in restricted over formats He is regarded as the greatest wicket keepers and captains in the history of the game. After Dhoni became the captain of the Indian team, India won the World Cup in the year 2011.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test9014416487622438.09824859.12613354478
ODI350297841077318350.581230387.5610073826229
T20I98854216175637.61282126.1300211652
IPL2041826946328440.993387136.760023313216

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test907966700/10/14.190.00.000
ODI3502363111/141/145.1731.036.000
T20I98
IPL204

Career Information

Test debut vs Sri Lanka at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Dec 02, 2005

Last Test vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 26, 2014

ODI debut vs Bangladesh at MA Aziz Stadium, Dec 23, 2004

Last ODI vs New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford, Jul 09, 2019

T20 debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Dec 01, 2006

Last T20 vs Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feb 27, 2019

IPL debut vs Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Last IPL vs Kings XI Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 01, 2020

He is also known by the name of “Captain Cool” and also if you’d seen he is in the snickers advertisement as well, and the world eats snickers, think how much more does he earn then. He’s the third most richest cricketer in India. His worth is around one hundred and eleven million. He has many hotels and other companies as well in his name. Dhoni comes to charge around fifteen crores per year and has earned around one hundred and thirty seven crores which put him amongst the highest paid cricketer in IPL.

Yuvraj Singh

Highest Paid  Cricketer in IPL

Being the son of a fast bowler, Yuvraj Singh is a left-handed batsman and also a spinning bowler whose net worth is around thirty-five million. He is one of India’s greatest players to have been playing in the limited over the format for long enough. He has also battled his life and came out of cancer. He was in the role of the vice-captain for the Indian team in the ODI and was also named as man of the match in one of the International Cricket Council’s World Cup.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test40626190016933.93327757.98301126022
ODI30427840870115036.56992487.6814052908155
T20I5851911777728.02863136.380087774
IPL1321261527508324.772120129.720013217149

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test403593154792/92/203.5360.78103.4400
ODI304161504842941115/315/315.138.6845.4810
T20I5831424499283/173/177.0617.8215.1400
IPL132738691077364/294/297.4429.9224.1400

Career Information

Test debut vs New Zealand at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Oct 16, 2003

Last Test vs England at Eden Gardens, Dec 05, 2012

ODI debut vs Kenya at Gymkhana Club Ground, Oct 03, 2000

Last ODI vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Jun 30, 2017

T20 debut vs Scotland at Kingsmead, Sep 13, 2007

Last T20 vs England at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feb 01, 2017

IPL debut vs Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Last IPL vs Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 03, 2019

Also been conferred with the Arjuna award. He has endorsed loads of brands and given advertisements for them and also became the author of the best-selling book which was his autobiography called, “From Cricket to cancer and back.” He charges around ten crores per season and has made around eighty-four crores until now.

Suresh Raina

Highest Paid  Cricketer in IPL
Image Source: Wikipedia

He was an Indian Cricketer who also played in international cricket. Earlier he used to play for Uttar Pradesh as far as domestic cricket was concerned. He had been the captain for the team called Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League and is now the vice-captain of the team called Chennai Super Kings.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test1831276812026.48144553.151071004
ODI22619435561511635.31600593.515036476120
T20I786611160410129.161190134.7910514558
IPL19318928536810033.343915137.111038493194

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test18221041603132/12/13.4846.3880.0800
ODI22610121261811363/343/345.1150.3159.0600
T20I7827349442132/62/67.634.026.8500
IPL193699081118252/02/07.3944.7236.3200

Career Information

Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club, Jul 26, 2010

Last Test vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 06, 2015

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Jul 30, 2005

Last ODI vs England at Headingley, Jul 17, 2018

T20 debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Dec 01, 2006

Last T20 vs England at County Ground, Jul 08, 2018

IPL debut vs Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Last IPL vs Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, May 12, 2019

He has also been the captain of the Indian national team and was known to be the youngest Captain of the Cricket team ever. His net worth is twenty-five million and has endorsed many brands and has also been playing the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings. He charges around eleven crores per season and has managed to make ninety-eight cores till now.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma the Hitman

He is a right-handed batting person who is an Indian cricketer and plays for International cricket as well. He is presently the captain of the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL. He is an official ambassador for many wildlife organizations and has close ties with the PETA which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He works with them to raise awareness for treating cats and dogs nicely and not to harm them. His worth is sixteen million and he is paid seven crores as an annual salary. Isn’t it really massive?

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test34577227021245.4388358.46611123154
ODI22421732911526449.271025088.9329343817244
T20I10810014277311832.241998138.794021245127
IPL20019528523010931.324004130.621039458213

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test341537121721/261/353.51108.5185.500
ODI2243859351582/272/275.2164.3874.1200
T20I10896811311/221/229.97113.068.000
IPL20030332440154/64/67.9529.3322.1300

Career Information

Test debut vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, Nov 06, 2013

Last Test vs Australia at The Gabba, Jan 15, 2021

ODI debut vs Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Jun 23, 2007

Last ODI vs Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Jan 19, 2020

T20 debut vs England at Kingsmead, Sep 19, 2007

Last T20 vs New Zealand at Bay Oval, Feb 02, 2020

IPL debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Apr 20, 2008

Last IPL vs Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 10, 2020

He has also endorsed a lot of brands and been a part of the Indian Premier League’s advertisements. He has also been taken as the highest-paid cricketer in the team. He also charges fifteen crores per season of IPL thus making him the second-highest-paid IPL cricketer with a revenue total of one hundred and thirty-one crores.

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir

Having a net worth of fifteen million this retired cricketer is also a member of the Lok Sabha, what more can you expect. He is a left-handed batsman who is an opener and has been the captain for Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test581045415420641.96806751.49912251710
ODI14714311523815039.68614485.251103456117
T20I373629327527.41783119.0300710910
IPL1541521642189331.013404123.91003649159

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test58112400/40/42.00.00.000
ODI147161300/130/1313.00.00.000
T20I37
IPL154

Career Information

Test debut vs Australia at Wankhede Stadium, Nov 03, 2004

Last Test vs England at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Nov 09, 2016

ODI debut vs Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Apr 11, 2003

Last ODI vs England at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Jan 27, 2013

T20 debut vs Scotland at Kingsmead, Sep 13, 2007

Last T20 vs Pakistan at Sardar Patel Stadium, Dec 28, 2012

IPL debut vs Rajasthan Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Last IPL vs Kings XI Punjab at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 23, 2018

He is the only Indian player and amongst the five in the world to have scored a hundred runs in consecutive test matches. His income comes from the endorsements that he does for various brands and also gets income for being a member of the Lok sabha. He is also a part of the fantasy cricket gaming platform. Gautam Gambhir has earned around ninety-five crores by playing for the Kolkata team in IPL.

Shane Watson

Shane Watson

This Australian cricketer is the one behind all the success of the Indian Premier League or the IPL. He is an all-rounder and used to play for the team of Rajasthan called the Rajasthan Royals. He is known to have taken around fifty-four lakhs when the game first started and then went on to take around seven crores each season for playing in the team. But when the teams of Rajasthan were banned from playing he had to change to the team of Bangalore who gave him or bought him for ten crores for their seasons. He is the Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test591093373117635.2709452.59402448431
ODI19016927575718540.54636590.459033570131
T20I58566146212429.241006145.33101011583
IPL14514116387411730.992809137.914021376190

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test599354952526756/336/512.7633.6873.2730
ODI190163646653421684/364/364.9631.838.4900
T20I58499301187484/154/157.6624.7319.3800
IPL14510520292682924/294/297.9329.1522.0500

Career Information

Test debut vs Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 02, 2005

Last Test vs England at Sophia Gardens, Jul 08, 2015

ODI debut vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Mar 24, 2002

Last ODI vs England at Lord’s, Sep 05, 2015

T20 debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Feb 24, 2006

Last T20 vs India at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mar 27, 2016

IPL debut vs Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 29, 2020

But seeing his high skill for the game he was later again bought by the Chennai Super Kings for four crores and no wonder why Chennai Super Kings has some of the best players in India. Watson has earned over seventy-seven crores of money since he started playing this IPL.

AB De Villiers

AB De Villiers

Ab De Villers comes from South Africa who’s been there in the game since the beginning and is also the most celebrated player in the country. He was first bought by the Delhi team that was the Delhi Daredevils which paid him around three crores every season and later he changed to the team of Bangalore from which he charged around five crores and later he charged them six crores every year.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test11419118876527850.661607654.5222246102464
ODI22821839957717653.59473101.125053840204
T20I78751116727926.121237135.17001014060
IPL16915636484913340.413192151.913038390235

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test114520410422/492/493.0652.0102.000
ODI228919220272/152/156.3128.8627.4300
T20I78
IPL169

Career Information

Test debut vs England at St George’s Park, Dec 17, 2004

Last Test vs Australia at New Wanderers Stadium, Mar 30, 2018

ODI debut vs England at Mangaung Oval, Feb 02, 2005

Last ODI vs India at SuperSport Park, Feb 16, 2018

T20 debut vs Australia at The Wanderers Stadium, Feb 24, 2006

Last T20 vs Bangladesh at Senwes Park, Oct 29, 2017

IPL debut vs Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium, May 02, 2008

Last IPL vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 06, 2020

Once he was promoted according to the Board Of Control Of Cricket in India he started charging around eleven crores per season and till now he has made around ninety-two crores from the game which makes him the highest paid cricketer in IPL.

Sunil Narine

Sunil Naraine
Image Source: Wikipedia

This cricketer whose name sounds so Indian actually comes from Trinidad and has been playing for the world’s richest domestic cricket that is the Indian Premier League. He used to play for the Caribbean Premier League earlier and might have found that it was not that worthwhile as much as the IPL was.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test67240228.09243.4800041
ODI6545123633611.044082.50003612
T20I512381553010.33138112.32000135
IPL12066138927516.83543164.2700410352

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test6111650851216/918/2233.0940.5278.5720
ODI656535402435926/276/274.1326.4738.4820
T20I514911021105524/124/126.0221.2521.1900
IPL120119278531471275/195/196.7824.7821.9310

Career Information

Test debut vs England at Edgbaston, Jun 07, 2012

Last Test vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Dec 19, 2013

ODI debut vs India at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, Dec 05, 2011

Last ODI vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 05, 2016

T20 debut vs Australia at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Mar 27, 2012

Last T20 vs India at Providence Stadium, Aug 06, 2019

IPL debut vs Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Apr 08, 2012

Last IPL vs Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 01, 2020

He was bought by the team of Calcutta that is the Kolkata Knight Riders for around three crores and later with an increase in his rates he started charging around twelve crores each season of the IPL. He has managed to earn around eighty-five crores in total since he started playing for the Kolkata Team. He is the Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL.

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa
Image Source: Wikipedia

Robin might not be such a famous name in International Cricket but he’s got all his fame from the Indian Premier League. He’s become something like a veteran that is a person who has been devotedly serving this one particular type of cricket since the ages.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
ODI464269348625.94103190.5900610719
T20I131222495024.9211118.01001266
IPL1891821746078727.923544129.990024454163

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI4612000/00/00.00.00.000
T20I13
IPL189

Career Information

ODI debut vs England at Nehru Stadium, Apr 09, 2006

Last ODI vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jul 14, 2015

T20 debut vs Scotland at Kingsmead, Sep 13, 2007

Last T20 vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jul 19, 2015

IPL debut vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 20, 2008

Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Nov 01, 2020

He was actually bought by the Mumbai Indians and used to earn around three crores from it. He went on to change teams over the years and has since changed to many of them the last being Rajasthan Royals and has managed to earn four crores for this season and has earned around seventy-five crores since. He is the Highest Paid Cricketer in IPL.

Conclusion

As we close the article, I hope you guys came to understand who are the highest paid cricketer in IPL of India, and also how they earn.