IPL has not only taken T20 cricket to a whole new level but has also provided unmatched entertainment. The journey of IPL has been a tale of rags to riches for many players, changing their lives for good.
Following is the list of top 5 most expensive IPL players so far:
1. Virat Kohli
When Royal Challengers Bangalore retained Virat Kohli for 17 crores, he became the most expensive player in IPL history. The decision to retain him was a no-brainer, as Virat is also the most valuable player in IPL. He had an amazing 2016 season, where he scored 973 runs at an astounding average of 81.08. Before the 2016 season, Virat had no IPL hundred; he scored four hundred in a single season.
Since the inception of IPL, he has been part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team and is the fastest to reach 4000 runs. Currently, Virat Kohli is the costliest player in IPL. This most valuable player in IPL will look to make a massive impact in the 2020 IPL UAE season.
2. Yuvraj Singh
When Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh for 16 crores in 2015, he was the most expensive player in IPL history then. Not only was he the most expensive IPL player, but also the most valuable player in IPL due to his all-round abilities.
After Delhi released him, he has played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and 2017; he was part of the winning squad that won IPL in 2016. The then costliest player in IPL is no longer part of the IPL but plays some other T20 leagues. Yuvraj Singh is also IPL highest bid player all time.
3. MS Dhoni
The third on the list of most expensive IPL players is captain cool – MS Dhoni. When CSK returned to IPL in 2018, the first thing they did was to retain MS Dhoni for a price of 15 crores. He is CSK’s costliest player in IPL and has led them to the IPL glory 3 times.
MS Dhoni was the most costly player in IPL during the first season. He was the IPL auction most expensive player in 2008. The once most expensive IPL player will look to lead the way in IPL 2020 season and get his hands on the coveted trophy.
4. Rohit Sharma
The fourth on the list of most expensive IPL players is Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. This talented right-hander is the costliest IPL player for Mumbai Indians. He has proved his worth and lived up to the tag of IPL costly player and has led Mumbai Indians to 3 IPL titles in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Rohit Sharma leads by example by scoring consistently and briskly. He is a tactical genius and reads the game well; no wonder he is one of the IPL costly players.
Under the capable leadership of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians will look to dominate the IPL 2020 season that will be held in UAE.
5. Ben Stokes
The fifth on the list of IPL costliest players is English all-rounder Ben Stokes. He was in red hot form, and all IPL teams wanted him on their side. However, it was Rising Pune Supergiants who bagged him for a whopping price of 14.50 crores.
He lived up to the price tag, and scored 316 runs and took 12 wickets from 12 games that he played.
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