Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has earned more than 137 crores in the last 13 years and sits at the top of the list of highest grossed players. He was the costliest player in the first IPL season in 2008. CSK bagged him for USD 1.5 million and since then has been retained by the franchise throughout. He has won three IPL titles to show for the faith the franchise has put on him over the years.
Meanwhile, as per Inside Sports Money Ball, the wage calculator for Indian sportspersons, MS Dhoni has earned 137 crores by playing IPL. This doesn’t include the cash prize and other rewards – like Player of the Match awards, etc. He will be back as captain of CSK in the next IPL season in 2021.
MS Dhoni – IPL’s Highest Indian Player
With MS Dhoni leading the race, Rohit Sharma has left behind Virat Kohli in the list of most grossed players. H earned three crores during his time with Deccan Chargers from 2008 to 2010. Moving to Mumbai Indians in 2011, he earned Rs 9.2 crores every year. Leading Mumbai to their first IPL title in 2013, Rohit was retained in 2014. Since then, he has been matching Dhoni’s amount every year. In total, he has earned over Rs 131 crore.
Virat Kohli sits third on the list of highest-paid players. He has been with the Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout his IPL career. In the process, he has earned over Rs 126 crores. Back in 2008, Kohli was uncapped and was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 12 lakhs.
He received the same amount in IPL 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile coming to 2018, Kohli was retained by 17 crores, the highest-paid Indian player in the IPL ever. He has been receiving that price since 2018 and has earned Rs 51 crore in past three seasons.