Chennai: The player auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, the world’s largest cricket league, will start in Chennai in the near future. Eight IPL franchises will bid to occupy 61 locations. Yuvraj Singh is by far the best-selling player in IPL history. It will be interesting to see if this time Yuvraj Singh’s record is broken. Yuvraj Singh was bought by Delhi in 2015 for Rs 16 crore. But did you know that some star players are paid more than that without going to auction.
Speaking of the most expensive player in IPL history, it is Virat Kohli, who was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 17 crore. However, Kohli was no longer part of the auction. He stays with the same straightforwardness from the start. Virat Kohli, who hasn’t won a single IPL title as captain, gets the most money in the league. Virat gives the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise Rs 17 crore for an IPL season.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The Chennai Super Kings franchise gives Mahendra Singh Dhoni Rs 15 crore for a season. As captain, Dhoni won three IPL titles against the Chennai Super Kings.
The Mumbai Indians franchise gives Rohit Sharma Rs 15 crore for a season. As captain, Rohit Sharma won 5 IPL titles at the Mumbai Indians.
Sunrisers Hyderabad gives Rs 12.50 crore per season to explosive batsman David Warner. David Warner was also the IPL’s top racing scorer in 2015, 2017, 2019.
The Mumbai Indians franchise gives Hardik Pandya Rs 11 crore for one season. Hardik Pandya has been working with Indians in Mumbai since 2015. Hardik’s brother Krunal Pandya also plays in Mumbai, he earns Rs 8.80 crore annually.