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10 cricketers who turned millionaires overnight due to IPL

In the last 15 years, IPL has strengthened a lot of players financially.

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Deepak Chahar, wanindu Hasaranga and Ishan Kishan
Deepak Chahar, wanindu Hasaranga and Ishan Kishan. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

In the last 15 years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has changed cricket a lot. For players from India’s domestic circuit, the league helps them to raise the standard of their game as playing cricket along with international icons helps them to develop their skills. At the same time, international players also enjoy the perks of knowing Indian conditions and the playing style of Indian players closely.

IPL also gives talented players a chance to get settled financially in their lives. Some players also pulled off lucrative contracts in their IPL careers and received jaw-dropping benefits. IPL often gets criticised for introducing young and uncapped players to stardom and money. However, from the players’ point of view, the league becomes an incredible opportunity to sharpen their cricketing skills and make themselves financially strong as well.  

Here are the ten cricketers who became millionaires overnight after getting lucrative IPL contracts

10. Ravindra Jadeja in 2012

Ravindra jadeja IPL 2012. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

Ravindra Jadeja is an integral part of the Indian team due to his exceptional all-round skills. Riding on his superb talent, India have won a lot of games in the last 14 years. However, there was also a time when Jadeja was not a regular member of the Indian team. After missing the 2011 World Cup, he made a comeback in the national squad during India’s tour of England.

After returning to the international circuit, he put up a decent show with the ball. Noting his fine performance, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) splurged INR 9.72 crore on Jadeja at the IPL 2012 auction. Ahead of the IPL 2012 auction, Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) got terminated due to their failure to provide a bank guarantee. 

Jadeja, who was part of Tuskers in 2011, submitted his name to go under the hammer again. At the event, the all-rounder became the most expensive player as Deccan Chargers and CSK got involved in a fierce bidding battle. Eventually, CSK emerged as winners as they succeeded in signing the Gujarat-born player.

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