The auction of players for the world’s largest cricket league Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will begin in Chennai shortly after now.
8 IPL franchises will bid to fill 61 venues. Yuvraj Singh is the most expensive selling player in the history of IPL so far.
It would be interesting to see if Yuvraj Singh‘s record is broken this time. Yuvraj Singh was bought by Delhi for Rs 16 crore in 2015.
But do you know that some star players without going to auction get more salary than that?
Talking about the most expensive player in IPL history, he is Virat Kohli, who was retained by Royal Challengers Bengalore for Rs 17 crore.
However, Kohli was not a part of the auction. He has remained with the same franchises from the beginning.
Virat Kohli, who has not won a single IPL title as captain, gets the most money in the league. The Royal Challengers Bengalore franchises gives Virat Rs 17 crore for one SEASON of IPL.
Ms Dhoni is given Rs 15 crore for a season at the Chennai Super Kings franchise. As captain Dhoni has won Chennai Super kings 3 IPL titles.
Rohit Sharma‘s Mumbai Indians franchise pays Rs 15 crore for a season. As captain Rohit Sharma has won 5 IPL titles for Mumbai Indians.
Explosive batsman David Warner is given Rs 12.50 crore a season at Sunrisers Hyderabad. David Warner has also been the highest run-getter in IPL in 2015, 2017, 2019.
Hardik Pandya‘s Mumbai Indians franchise pays Rs 11 crore for a season. Hardik Pandya has been with Mumbai Indians since 2015. Hardik‘s brother Krunal Pandya also plays for Mumbai, getting Rs 8.80 crore every year.