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………… πŸ˜‰ ;). 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……… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

Highest Paid Crickter In IPL-1

You know what the Royal Challengers Bangalore purse was lighter by Rs 12.5 crores, but according to β€˜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:

S.No.PlayerTeamPurse DeductionActual Salary
1The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-1David MillerKXIPRs 125,000,000.00Rs 50,000,000.00
2The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-1Manan VoraKXIPRs 40,000,000.00Rs 3,500,000.00
3The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-2Gautam GambhirKKRRs 125,000,000.00Rs 100,000,000.00
4The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-2Sunil NarineKKRRs 95,000,000.00Rs 80,000,000.00
5The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-3Rohit SharmaMIRs 125,000,000.00Rs 115,000,002.00
6The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-3Keiron PollardMIRs 95,000,000.00Rs 97,000,000.00
7The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-3Lasith Malinga MIRs 75,000,000.00Rs 81,000,000.00
8The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-3Harbhajan SinghMIRs 55,000,000.00Rs 80,000,000.00
9The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-3Ambati RayuduMIRs 40,000,000.00Rs 60,000,000.00
10The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-4Virat KohliRCBRs 125,000,000.00Rs 150,000,000.00
11The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-4A B deVillersRCBRs 95,000,000.00Rs 95,000,000.00
12The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-4Chris GayleRCBRs 75,000,000.00Rs 84,000,000.00
13The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-7Shikhar DhawanSRHRs 125,000,000.00Rs 125,000,000.00
14The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-5M S DhoniPuneRs 125,000,000.00Rs 125,000,000.00
15The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-5Ajinkya RahanePuneRs 95,000,000.00Rs 80,000,000.00
16The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-5R AshwinPuneRs 75,000,000.00Rs 75,000,000.00
17The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-5Steven SmithPuneRs 55,000,000.00Rs 40,000,000.00
18The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-5Faf du PlessisPuneRs 40,000,000.00Rs 47,500,000.00
19The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-6Suresh RainaRajkotRs 125,000,000.00Rs 95,000,000.00
20The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-6Ravindra JadejaRajkotRs 95,000,000.00Rs 55,000,000.00
21The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-6Brendon McCullumRajkotRs 75,000,000.00Rs 32,500,000.00
22The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-6James FaulknerRajkotRs 55,000,000.00Rs 51,000,000.00
23The List Of Actual Salary Of Players-6Dwayne BravoRajkotRs 40,000,000.00Rs 40,000,000.00