Indian Premier League has showcased the talents of many upcoming players since its inception in 2008. IPL has emerged as the most-watched cricketing league across the world. Indian Premier League acts as a platform for a host of rookie players like Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Dubey. Meanwhile, Hashim Amla and Brendon McCullum were not bought by any franchise. IPL Auction 2019 was full of astonishing buys and was a tough one to predict.
However, the top order batsmen of India have been retained by their past franchisees. Here are the top 5 highest earning batsmen from IPL.
The former Indian team skipper has the highest earnings in the IPL and placed himself in the numero uno slot in IPL salary list by earning a total of ?122.8 crore. The captain cool will be seen playing for CSK this season for Rs 15 crore. This makes him the tag holder of the richest star of IPL.
A batsman with a sound knowledge over the technicalities of the game, Sharma has earned a total of Rs 116.8 crore in the IPL as his remuneration and stands at the second position in the top earners of IPL. Rohit Sharma has been retained by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15 crore.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has managed to stand at the third position in the list. A surefire match-winner, Kohli has been retained by RCB for Rs 17 crore. Virat Kohli might seem to have settled down for the third position, but the total amount earned by him as the salary is Rs 109.2 crore.
The former opening batsman of the Indian team has recently announced his retirement from the game, but still holds rank four and earned a total IPL salary of Rs 94.6 crore. However, this former cricketer was marginally short of just Rs 3.4 crore to enter the Rs 100 crore salary club. While playing for IPL the player has announced retirement from international cricket.
The left-handed batsman is at the fifth position in the list of highest paid Indian batsman. He has earned a total of Rs 88.7 crores as his remuneration. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has retained Suresh Raina for Rs 11 crore.
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