Best XI cheaper than Virat Kohli's IPL salary

Best XI cheaper than Virat Kohli’s IPL salary

RCB retained Virat Kohli ahead of IPL 2018 for a whopping amount of Rs 17 crore.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The IPL auction for the 13th edition of the cash-rich league is just a few days away. The fans are always excited to know which player receives the highest bid at the auction. But, one thing is for sure that the highest earner from the auction won’t receive a contract so good as the Indian captain, Virat Kohli’s contract.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper makes 17 Crores INR from his IPL contract. No other player has ever had such an expensive price but there is no other Virat Kohli either. The right-handed batsman holds the record for scoring the most runs in the tournament. Besides, he is the only player to have hit four IPL hundreds in a single tourney.

However, thinking practically, some pundits would want to have 11 players in their team instead of occupying those funds for just one excellent cricketer.

Hence, in this article, we will have a look at an IPL XI that is cheaper than Virat Kohli’s salary

Prithvi Shaw (1.2 Crores INR)

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Bidesh Manna/IANS)

Former India U19 captain, Prithvi Shaw had earned a contract of Rs 1.2 Crores from Delhi Capitals in 2018. He has been retained at the same price and, he had made every penny of his salary count in the previous IPL edition.

Shaw scored 353 runs for his side in just 16 matches, averaging 22.04. His strike rate of 133.71 proves why he is one of the best young talents of the country.  He made his Test debut against West Indies in 2018 and was set to play against Australia as well.

However, a last-minute injury ruled him out for a few months. Later, he received a ban for consuming a banned substance. But, Prithvi made his return to the cricket field earlier this month. He played extremely well for Mumbai in his comeback match.

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