Do you know which of your favorite player is the most expensive one in Indian Premier League? Here is the list/rank of top 10 highest paid Indian players in IPL 2018.
In last Eleven years, IPL has come on top of all the franchise cricket in the world. Most players became part of different franchises and served for various teams in last ten seasons. Franchisees pay a fortune to buy some of the most popular and best batsman, bowlers and all rounders. Indian players always attract large bids during auctions, and many of them get sold for a big amount most of the time. So here’s the list of the top 10 highest paid Indian players in IPL 2018 which is the eleventh season of the tournament.
Top 10 Highest Paid Indian Players In IPL 2017
1. Virat Kohli – 17 Crore by RCB
When RCB retained Kohli for 17 crore, he became the highest paid cricketer in Indian Premier League history. The kind of form he is in and the impact he has in limited overs cricket, any amount is worth to spend for this legend.
2. MS Dhoni – 15 Crore by CSK
Dhoni makes a comeback to his IPL home where his fan following can be compared to any legend of any game worldwide. CSK paid 15 crore rs. to Dhoni for his service. There is a great chance that Dhoni will finish his cricket career from CSK itself. And who knows, maybe he will become team’s mentor or something after that.
3. Rohit Sharma – 15 Crore by MI
Rohit is one of the most successful captain in IPL history and certainly a star performer for his home team in Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians paid 15 crore rs. to Rohit for IPL 2018, making him one of the highest paid Indian players in IPL 2018.
4. Jaydev Unadakat – 11.5 Crore by RR
IPL Auction 2018 was filled with many surprises and Rajasthan Royal’s purchase of Jaydev Unadkat for 11.5 crore rs was one of them. He was one of the best death bowler in IPL 2017 and was in the radar of many IPL teams.
5. Suresh Raina – 11 Crore by CSK
Like MS, Raina also made a comeback to his former IPL team Chennai Superkings. CSK paid 11 Crore Rs. to retain IPL’s highest run scorer ever.
6. Hardik Pandya – 11 Crore by MI
Hardik Pandya has rose to fame in a very short span of time and that paid off when MI paid as much as 11 crore to retain his service.
7. Manish Pandey – 11 Crore by SRH
Manish Pandey was a consistent performer for KKR till last season, but for 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad paid 11 crore to buy him at the IPL Auction 2018.
8. Lokesh Rahul – 11 Crore by KXIP
L Rahul, who played for RCB till last season was sold to Kings XI Punjab this year for a whopping 11 crore rs. He is a possible candidate to lead the team alongside R. Ashwin.
9. Krunal Pandya – 8.8 Crore – MI
Mumbai Indians managed to retain both Pandya brothers, one through retention and other one through Tight to Match card. Krunal Pandya became highest paid uncapped player when Mumbai Indians snatched him for 8.8 Crore Rs.
10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 8.5 Crore
In last couple of years, Bhuvneshwar has become one of the best death bowlers in all format of the game. He was retained by SRH for 8.5 crore rs.
Indian Premier League has made players very rich and gave them a platform to shine in front of millions of viewers throughout the world. These 10 Batsman and Bowlers are highest paid Indian players in IPL 2018.