The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the truly the money making festival for the cricketers around the world. Year after a year, IPL has become more exciting and entertaining for the spectators and also became one of the most popular sports league in the world. Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest paid IPL cricketers of 2018.
1. Virat Kohli
No surprise! The Indian skipper in his supreme form and his captaincy is unmatched at present. He has been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction and is getting ₹17 crore/year in IPL 11.
2. MS Dhoni
After 2 years, MS Dhoni is back as the “Captain Cool” of Chennai Super Kings as they have retained him in the 2018 IPL auction and made him the skipper. Dhoni is getting ₹15 crore/year in IPL 11.
3. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh is undoubtedly one of India’s most promising cricketing talents, and that’s why he has been retained by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping price of ₹15 crore/year in IPL 11.
4. Rohit Sharma
Sachin Tendulkar left off Mumbai Indians in 2013, and since then, Rohit Sharma has very well taken the team forward as the skipper with 2 IPL Championships (2015 and 2017) under his belt. In the 2018 IPL auction, the Ambani’s have retained him by paying ₹12.5 crore/year in IPL 11.
5. Axar Patel
Kings XI Punjab bought Axar in 2014, and since then, he has proven his all-round ability whenever put to test. His efforts have finally paid off as Kings XI Punjab has retained him for a whopping price of ₹12.5 crore/year in IPL 11.
6. Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is the best all-rounder in world cricket at the moment, and that’s why Rajasthan Royals fought hard in the 2018 IPL auctions and got him for a price of ₹12.5 crore/year in IPL 11.
7. Sunil Narine
The West Indian mystery spinner has always been an integral part of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012. And that’s why Kolkata Knight Riders have retained him for ₹12.5 crore/year in IPL 11.
Jaydev Unadkat’s splendid bowling performance for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 was noted by all franchises before the 2018 IPL auction, and that’s why Rajasthan Royals fought hard to include him in their bowling line-up, by paying a whopping amount of ₹11.5 crore/year in IPL 11.
Mr. 360 is on cloud 9 after his splendid batting performance in the Test series against Australia in 2018. He has been a key player in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting line-up for years and that’s why they’ve retained him retained for ₹11 crore/year in IPL 11.
10. Hardik Pandya
In recent years, this flamboyant all-rounder has emerged as the star performer for the Indian cricket team. He has also been a game changer for Mumbai Indians and that’s why they’ve retained him retained for ₹11 crore/year in IPL 11.
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