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10 cricketers who have earned the most money from IPL

The Indian Premier League has changed the life of the cricketers as they earn a massive amount of money through their IPL contracts.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

T20 cricket was one of the least popular formats of cricket way back in 2007-08. The legends of the game ignored the form stating the lack of credibility as the reason. Hence, the 2007 T20 World Cup featured a lot of upcoming players. India had fielded a young side as well and the selectors had chosen MS Dhoni as the T20 captain.

This proved to be a masterstroke as Dhoni led the young Indian squad to the World T20 championship in South Africa. The triumph forced the senior players to think one more time about the T20 format. After the T20 WC win, the format became popular in India and BCCI initiated the IPL in 2008.

The Indian Premier League has changed the life of the cricketers as they earn a massive amount of money through their IPL contracts.

Here’s a look at the 10 cricketers who have earned the most money from the league in the last 12 seasons:

(Stats Credit: insidersport.co)

Sunil Narine – 70.2 Crores INR

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sunil Narine joined the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2012 as the owners of KKR were impressed with his performance in the CLT20. Narine made 3.5 crores in 2012 and then received a 20 lakhs raise next year.

His incredible performances in the league earned him a mega-contract of 9.5 crores. Over the years, Narine evolved as a player and by 2018 he became a hard-hitting opening batsman as well.

He formed a magnificent opening combination with Chris Lynn to decimate the opposition bowlers. Kolkata Knight Riders retained him as their first choice player, rewarding him with a contract of 12.5 crores.

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