5 Players who took salary cuts during IPL 2022 retentions
IPL 2022 mega auction is likely between December end and the initial phase of January.
Updated - Dec 4, 2021 11:19 am
IPL 2022 will surely be the dawn of a new era. With two new teams in the form of Ahmedabad and Lucknow added to the mix, fans saw teams bidding farewell to players who at some stage or the other took their team home. Therefore, 30th November 2021, the day IPL 2022 retention list was one of the most anticipated dates on the calendar.
The rules of retention looked simple yet tricky for the franchises. A team can only retain a maximum of 4 players, which includes not more than 3 Indian players and 2 overseas players. The task of the salary cap against each retention didn’t make things easier for the teams.
The event witnessed some surprising inclusions as well as some shocking exclusions. As all teams get set to gamble their purses and rebuild their squads ahead of the mega 2022 auction, let’s look at-
5 players who took salary cuts during the IPL 2022 retentions
1. Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw – 0.5 Cr cut
Delhi Capitals has unarguably been the team that had one of the greatest turnarounds over the last couple of years. A change of name literally brought change to their fortunes as they managed to seal the playoffs spot each time since 2018. A fine blend of experience along with a fresh infusion of youngsters made this team stand out and battle under any condition. One name that became synonymous to their new set-up was none other than their swashbuckling opener – Prithvi Shaw.
Over three years, this 22-year-old batter managed to scalp a total of 1305 runs at an average of 24.92. This is backed with an impressive strike rate of 146.30, in just over 50 matches he has played for the team. The recently concluded edition of the IPL proved to be a successful one for the Mumbaikar, as he added 479 runs to his run tally. What made him stand out, was that Shaw always looked to decimate the bowling attacks every time he walked out and often got the team to a roaring start.
Having retained four players led to DC dishing out 42.5 Crores from their purse as per the rules. The up-gradation of Nortje’s contract from 6 crores to 6.5 crores led to Prithvi Shaw taking a salary cut of 0.5 crores despite a stellar season. He will surely be eyeing at upping his performances to guarantee himself a higher payroll in the future.