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5 Cricketers who earned more money from IPL than all other leagues combined in 2019

One of the reasons for most players from all across the world taking interest in the IPL has been the money that is involved.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

We’ve heard a lot about how the Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the best T20 leagues in the world (if not the best). The quality of cricket and player attraction is massive. The investment is huge as well. In fact, one of the reasons for most players from all across the world taking interest in the IPL has been the money that is involved.

Unlike most T20 leagues where the players are picked through a draft system where salary caps are more or less fixed, the IPL has an auction process. In this, franchises have bidding wars for players and there is no salary cap limit for a particular player. Hence, players tend to earn a lot more in the IPL than other leagues.

Here are five cricketers who managed to earn more in IPL compared to other leagues:

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo: IANS)

In May 2018, AB de Villiers shocked the world when he announced his retirement from international cricket. There was a lot of speculation if he would continue playing the IPL and participate in other leagues around the world. However, the South African star did turn out to play in a few leagues.

He played the Mzansi Super League (MSL) in South Africa late last year before turning out to play the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the start of this year. However, de Villiers didn’t even earn half as much as he did in the IPL.

The South African superstar is one of the key members of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) unit. Hence, last year, during the mega auctions, he was retained for a hefty sum of INR 11 crores. If his PSL and BPL earnings are put together, de Villiers earned around $400,000 to $450,000 which is roughly around INR 3-3.2 crore.

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