Yes it is true that Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketer in the Indian Premier League(IPL) even our captain cool MS Dhoni is not the highest paid cricketer in IPL, strange na………… 😉 ;). And this figure is released by the Indian cricket board pertaining to players who have been retained by their respective teams. Kohli comes into that players who are getting more than the amount his team was deducted from their purse for the upcoming IPL auction. Wow amazing na……… 😉 😉
You know what the Royal Challengers Bangalore purse was lighter by Rs 12.5 crores, but according to ‘actual salary details of retained players’ which is published on the BCCI website and the team is paying Kohli Rs 15 crore. And Dhoni will get Rs 12.5 crore, when he was picked up by the Sanjeev Goenka who is the owner of Pune team.
While Mumbai Indians were docked by Rs 5.5 crore for Harbhajan and Rs 4 crores for Rayudu but they are being paid Rs 8 crore and Rs 6 crore respectively. On the other side West Indian batsman Chris Gayle and South African player Faf du Plessis are taking the profit from this game.
Each of the IPL teams have to fix at least Rs 40 crore and cannot spend more than that Rs 66 crore. But for each player maintained the specific amounts from the auction purse.
Here is the complete list of players and their actual salaries: