5) Venkatesh Iyer- 3900% hike

The 26-year-old has scored 370 runs in 10 games. His batting average and strike rate are 41.11 and 128.47 respectively. He has also scored four fifties as well in his short IPL career. Now that he is one of the four retentions of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he is expected to continue his good form.

4) Ruturaj Gaikwad- 2900% hike

Ruturaj Gaikwad is hailed as the future superstar of Indian cricket. In the fourteenth edition of the IPL, he was scoring runs for fun. As a matter of fact, he even won the Orange Cap in IPL 2021. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that he is currently one of the best Indian openers in the Indian T20 league.

3) Abdul Samad- 1900% hike

The Hyderabad-based franchise retained the uncapped Indian all-rounder for INR 4 crore, which is 20 times more than his previous IPL salary. Thus, the aggressive batter will be looking forward to repaying the faith shown by the SRH management.

2) Arshdeep Singh- 1900% hike

The uncapped Indian seamer was retained for INR 4 crore, which is 20 times higher than his previous salary (INR 20 lakhs). So far in his IPL career, the 22-year-old has picked 30 wickets in 23 games. His bowling average and strike rate are 22.3 and 15.23 respectively.

1) Mayank Agarwal – 1100% hike

Mayank Agarwal would be a happy man. From being bought by the Punjab Kings (Then Kings XI Punjab) in 2018 for INR 1 crore to being retained by the same franchise for INR 12 crores, the Karnataka lad has come a long way. The right-handed batter has been superb for the Punjab-based franchise.