Indian Premier League is the best cricket league in the world. Different countries have their different T20 leagues, but the legacy of this league is still unmatchable. The biggest International players regret playing for their national team when the IPL is on the play. The players who play for the franchise are bought by spending a lot of amounts. That is the reason why the International players are keen to participate in this league. In this write-up, we will know about some highest paid cricketers in the history of IPL. So, without taking any more time let’s dig into this topic.
In the recent auction of IPL 2021 which was held in Chennai the South African All Rounder bagged the highest ever price in the history of the IPL. Franchises like Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Rajasthan Royals were bidding for this man. Ultimately Rajasthan Royals had the last laugh and they got Chris Morris in 16.25 Crores. He also surpassed Yuvraj Singh (16 Crores) who was the highest-paid player before the auction.
The sixer king might have retired from all formats of cricket, but his legacy can never be decimated. Before the 2021 IPL auction, Yuvraj Singh was the highest-paid player bought by Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils). However, he could not show his skill in that season.
In the game of Twenty-20 cricket, the batsman is always preferred more than any bowler. However, there are still some bowlers who can change the result of the game just in 4 overs. Pat Cummins is one of them, and that is the reason why he bagged the highest price as a bowler. He was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders last year at the whopping amount of 15.5 Crores.
Here comes the 4th highest-paid player in the history of IPL and he is too a bowler. In the recent IPL auction, Kyle Jamieson became the 2nd highest earner after Chris Morris. Virat Kohli-led RCB has shown huge interest in this bowler and they never put their name out of the bidding for this player. Punjab Kings were also bidding for this tall man but in the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore outbid them and got this bowler at the price of 15 Crores.
Twenty-20 cricket is a game of batsman, but when one man can deliver both batting and bowling, then who won’t prefer to have him in the team. Yes, Ben Stokes is the man who can bat at any position for the team, and also he can deliver cheap spells. Hopefully, this is the reason why he stands at the no. 5 positions when it comes to highest-paid cricketers in the history of IPL. Ben Stokes was purchased for 14.5 Crores in the 2017 edition of IPL by Rising Pune Supergiants. He delivered the best for the team in that season and made them reach the final. However, because of the national, he left the team before the Final game.