The Indian Premier League (IPL) has served as a platform for every cricketer on the planet to showcase their cricketing skills to the world. The best thing about the league is that if a player performs well, his lifestyle may change in a few years. Many cricketers came from poor backgrounds and became rich after playing in the IPL.
The IPL is now 13 years old, and next season will be the 14th edition of the tournament MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma is the highest paid cricketers in IPL history. But today, in this article, we will know about the 5 top players who earn the most from the IPL.
5) David Miller – 58.24 Crore
Former Kings XI Punjab captain David Miller is at the fifth position in this list. The South African southpaw was the cornerstone of Kings XI for many seasons. The Mohali-based franchise paid him 12.5 crores per season from 2014 to 2017. Thus, Miller was able to make more money in the IPL than Chris Gayle.
Talking about their current contract, Rajasthan Royals bought Miller for just 75 lakhs in the IPL 2020 auction. Unfortunately, Miller was out for RR on his IPL debut on Diamond Duck.
4) David Warner – 58.5 crores
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner missed the 2018 season due to involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. Also, he did not have a contract in the inaugural season. Nevertheless, Warner finished fourth on this leaderboard.
The Australian batsman has played 12.5 crores per season in the last two years. The former Orange Cap winner has represented Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
3) Shikhar Dhawan – 70.1 Crore
Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Shikhar Dhawan has earned more than 70 crores playing for the Delhi Capital, Mumbai Indians, and Orange Army in the league. Dhawan ranked 2 in the Orange Cap list this year.
From 2014 to 2017, Khabu signed a deal worth Rs 12.5 crore with the Hyderabad-based franchise. However, its price fell to 5.2 million in 2018. Later, he switched to Delhi Capitals.
2) Gautam Gambhir – 94.62 crores
Former Indian captain Gautam Gambhir won two IPL titles while leading the Kolkata Knight Riders. Apart from KKR, Gambhir also played for his domestic franchise Delhi Daredevils.
Gambhir earned 2.9 crores per season for the first three years. After the mega-auction in 2011, their price reached 11.04 crores. The 2011 World Cup winner earned Rs 2.8 crore in his final season. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals tried to buy it, but the Delhi-based franchise eventually got its services.
1) Suresh Raina – 99.74 Crore
Suresh Raina has played for two teams in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Lions. He was the highest run-scorer in IPL history for a long time. However, Virat Kohli has overtaken him.
The player did not play IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. However, he will return in the 2021 season, making him the first left-handed batsman to earn 100 crores from the IPL.