Who is IPL's highest-earning player ever? MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma?
The 2021 edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League would get underway from April now and would be the 14th season of the same. Mumbai Indians is the record five-time defending champion, having won it all under Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, too, continue to dominate.
As the date draws near for the 2021 Indian Premier League, franchises and fans get set to be drowned in Twenty20 fever. It would be the 14th edition of the tournament, which continues to be the wealthiest T20 league globally.
Consequently, the players taking part are paid a bomb, while the top players earn monstrous. With the Board of Control for Cricket in India being the wealthiest cricketing body globally, it is a no-brainer that IPL rules the world in terms of cricket and money.
Naturally, some veteran players have earned huge bucks over the years due to their glorious stint in the tournament. However, who has made the most money out of it?
We believe the names of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have already struck your minds by now. Therefore, without any further ado, let us reveal it to you.
As of 2021, it is the legendary skipper of Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni, who tops the list. The former Indian skipper continues to draw big bucks, having offered a new contract this season worth ₹15 crore, despite his team struggling last season, finishing seventh.
To date, Dhoni has a total earning of ₹150 crore in the competition. He has had tremendous success with CSK as well, having guided the side to three title wins.
Next to Dhoni is Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit, who has helped the side attain five titles. As of now, he has earned ₹146.6 crore since 2008.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore is third in the list, with a net earning of ₹143.2 crore since 2008. His only drawback of failure to win the title to date has pushed him down to the spot.