Salaries of RCB players in IPL 2020 season
Virat Kohli is the highest-paid cricketer not only in RCB but also in the IPL.
Updated - Jan 24, 2020 11:23 am
There’s little doubt over the fact that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are one of the most decorated sides in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It’s become clichéd to say that they haven’t won an IPL title for 12 years and they are the perennial underachievers in the history of the IPL. They’ve had the stars season after season and yet, they haven’t been able to produce the goods.
The Bangalore franchise seem to have the stars this season as well. After finishing with the wooden spoon in the 2019 edition, they swept out a major part of their squad. They retained only 13 which had only two overseas players. They went into the auction for the 2020 season with a clear mindset and bought some very good players. Aaron Finch, Chris Morris and Dale Steyn are some of the big names that RCB have bought.
RCB picked a total of eight players in the auction. Hence, with a couple of months to go for the IPL, let’s look at the salaries of each RCB player for the 2020 season.
Here are the salaries of RCB players for the IPL 2020:
1. Virat Kohli – INR 17 crore
In 2018, when teams were asked to retain a maximum of three players, Virat Kohli became the highest-earning player in the history of the IPL. While the top players from each side (in case of three retentions) were set to get INR 15 crore, RCB broke the trend and Kohli got a whopping INR 17 crore. The likes of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were retained for INR 15 crore but RCB went one better for their skipper.
In fact, he is the only player in the history of the league to have played for only one side for 12 seasons. The Indian and RCB captain is the leading run-getter in IPL cricket. He has amassed 5412 runs at an average of 37.85 and is consistently getting big runs. RCB is heavily dependent on him to do the bulk of the scoring. It’s no surprise that he is the highest-earning RCB cricketer.
2. AB de Villiers – INR 11 crore
AB de Villiers was the second player to be retained in the 2018 season. He’s been a part of the RCB setup since the start of 2011 and has played a huge role. In fact, RCB has been about Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and the two superstars have been the driving engines of this franchise.
Along with Kohli, the team depends on de Villiers to do most of the scoring. For RCB, the South African star has scored 3724 runs at an average of 41.84 and a strike-rate of 159.55. Thus, since he was the second retained player in 2018, de Villiers’ salary in the IPL is INR 11 crore.