The current IPL season has seen the addition of several new players to the top-flight franchise, and one of those players is the highest-paid KL Rahul. Known as “Hitman,” this Indian all-rounder has been a key member of the Indian team for many years and commands a high market value. The former captain was originally contracted with the Kings XI Punjab but switched sides before the 2021 season. The Lucknow franchise was desperate for his services and landed him with a 17 crore contract.
The other players that have made it big during the past few seasons include MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. The former has earned more than MS Dhoni and is one of the highest-paid players in the history of the IPL. Rishabh Pant has performed admirably for the national team and is expected to return to the franchise next season. Earlier this season, the Mumbai Indians were rumoured to be planning to bid for Ishan Kishan at auction, but he did not sign the deal. The New Zealand all-rounder will hopefully redeem his investment in the coming seasons.
The second cricketer to feature multiple times in the list is Ben Stokes. Stokes was signed by the Rajasthan Royals for INR 12.5 crore at the VIVO IPL auction in 2018. He scored 196 runs and took eight wickets for the Rajasthan Royals in the VIVO IPL auction. In 2014, Dinesh Karthik also earned INR 12.5 crores for his Delhi Capitals contract. In 2014, he was the highest-paid uncapped player in the history of the IPL.