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Virat Kohli highest paid at Rs 15 crore as BCCI lists actual salaries of IPL players

From now on, one need not wonder how much the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma make from the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

Virat Kohli (RCB)
Purse deduction: R12.5 cr
Actual salary: R15 cr

M S DhoniMS Dhoni (Team Pune)
Purse deduction: R12.5 cr
Actual salary: R12.5 cr

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday delivered on the promise it had made on December 15 of revealing the ‘on paper’ IPL salaries of the cricketing superstars.

The BCCI website listed the details of IPL franchisees’ salary purse deduction and actual salary of the 22 retained players.

Gautam Gambhir(KKR)
Purse deduction: R12.5 cr
Actual salary: R10 cr

AB de Villiers (RCB)
Purse deduction: R9.5 cr
Actual salary: R9.5 cr

While India’s Test skipper Kohli’s actual salary is R15 crore, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s purse deduction is R12.5 crore. The flamboyant batsman is the highest paid IPL cricketer.

Kohli pips MSD
Kohli, in fact, pips India’s limited overs captain Dhoni, who was believed to be the highest paid cricketer in the IPL.
Dhoni’s actual salary is R12.5 crore — the same amount he was bought by the Pune franchisee in the IPL draft.

Harbhajan SinghHarbhajan Singh (MI)
Purse deduction: R5.5 cr
Actual salary: R8 cr

Rohit Sharma (MI)
Purse deduction: R12.5 cr
Actual salary: R11.5 cr

South African superstar and heartthrob of many Indians, De Villiers’ actual salary (R9.5 crore) is equivalent to the RCB’s purse deduction. Gayle’s actual salary is R8.4 crore while RCB’s purse deduction is R7.5 crore. Gayle was signed by RCB as a replacement for injured Dirk Nannes in 2011.

Chris Gayle(RCB)
Purse deduction: R7.5 cr
Actual salary: R8.4 cr

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma’s actual salary is R11.5 crore whereas the team’s purse deduction is R12.5 crore.

Although MI’s purse deduction for Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu is R9.5 crore, R7.5 crore, R5.5 crore and R4 crore respectively, their actual salaries are R9.7 crore, R8.1 crore, R8 crore and R6 crore respectively.

Shikhar Dhawan (SRH)
Purse deduction: R12.5 cr
Actual salary: R12.5 cr

Meanwhile, Suresh Raina, who was Team Rajkot’s first buy at R12.5 crore in the IPL player draft in December, will only be paid his actual salary that is R9.5 crore.

David Miller (KXIP)
Purse deduction: R12.5 cr
Actual salary: R5 cr

Ravindra Jadeja too will be paid R5.5 crore, his actual salary, but R9.5 crore will be deducted from Team Rajkot’s purse. Brendon McCullum will be paid R3.25 crore while Rajkot’s purse deduction is R7.5 crore.

Following are the Salary Purse Deduction and Actual Salary of the Retained Players in IPL:


Table: Courtesy BCCI

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