Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first player to earn Rs 150 crore salary from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni has become the first player – India or foreign – to achieve this mark when it comes to salary in the T20 franchise league. At present Dhoni`s contract with CSK is worth a whopping Rs 15 crore and he has till date earned Rs 137.8 crore with CSK and Rising Pune Supergiants. With CSK deciding to retain him for Rs 15 crores in IPL 2021, Dhoni has crossed Rs 150-crore salary mark in IPL and will become the first player to do so.
The Mumbai Indians captain and opener Rohit Sharma is the 2nd highest earning IPL player. Rohit has earned a total of Rs. 146.6 crores as IPL salary so far. The RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the 3rd highest earning IPL player. He has tallied up Rs 143.2 crore in salaries over 13 years in his IPL journey.