Now that the extravagant season of IPL 2016 has very validly seen the day ( and SetMax are back with Sooryavamsham ) we still couldn’t get enough of it. SRH won what one could term as the epic underdog affair. Having said that our heart goes out to Virat Kohli, who despite being at his devastating best, couldn’t win the cup for his side.
- Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – INR 154,162.38 (approx.)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli raked in the highest salary in IPL 2016. Though his actual retention price stood at INR 125,000,000 but as per the IPL official website at the beginning of the year his actual salary was INR 150,000,000. RCB skipper Kohli as it were has justified his salary to the fullest. Kohli became the best player in IPL 2016 as he won “Player of the tournament award” and “Orange Cap” (highest run-scorer in an IPL season) as well as “Maximum Sixes Award”. His team finished as runner-up in the tournament.
After playing 16 matches, Kohli scored 973 runs. It was the highest runs made by a batsman in an IPL season. It means, Kohli earned approx. INR 154,162.38 From Every Run in IPL 2016 (INR 150,000,000/973 runs).
- MS Dhoni (Rising Pune Supergiants) – INR 440,140.85 (approx.)
MS Dhoni the skipper of the new IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in IPL 2016, had a forgettable tenure this time around. His actual salary stood at INR 125,000,000 in IPL 2016.
Dhoni played 14 matches in IPL 2016 where he scored 284 runs. His earning per run in IPL 2016 is INR 440,140.85 approx. (INR 125,000,000/284 runs)
- Shikhar Dhawan (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – INR 249,501 (approx.)
In IPL 2016, Shikhar Dhawan played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as an opener. His actual salary is INR 125,000,000 for IPL 2016.
Dhawan performed decently enough in IPL 2016 as he scored 501 runs after playing 17 matches. So, Dhawan earned INR 249,501 (approx.) from every run in IPL 2016.
- Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) – INR 235,173.83 (approx.)
Mumbai Indians (MI), skipper of MI, Rohit Sharma’s actual salary stood at INR 115,000,002 for IPL 2016.
Rohit played 14 matches for MI in IPL 2016 where he scored 489 runs with his bat. It means Rohit’s earning per run in IPL 2016 is INR 235,173.83 (approx.) (INR 115,000,002/489 runs).
- Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders) – INR 199,600.80 (approx.)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper and opening batsman Gautam Gambhir’s actual salary is INR 100,000,000 for IPL 2016.
Gambhir played 15 matches in IPL 2016 where he scored 501 runs. It shows that Gambhir earned INR 199,600.80 (approx.) from each run in IPL 2016 (INR 100,000,000/501 runs).
- Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) – INR 468,599.03 (approx.)
Kieron Pollard was a retained player of Mumbai Indians (MI) for IPL 2016 whose actual salary is INR 97,000,000.
As an all-rounder, Pollard failed to take any wicket in IPL 2016 after playing 13 matches while he scored 207 runs. His earning per run in IPL 2016 is approx. INR 468,599.03 (INR 97,000,000/207 runs)
- Shane Watson (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – INR 477,386.93 (approx.)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Shane Watson performed very well in IPL 2016. As an all-rounder, he had been an impact player for his team. Watson was bought by RCB in the IPL 2016 auction for INR 95,000,000.
In IPL 2016, Watson scored 179 runs with his bat and also picked up 20 wickets with his bowling after playing 16 matches. He ended up being third highest wicket-taker in IPL 2016. Watson’s cost per run/wicket is approx. INR 477,386.93 [INR 95,000,000/199 (179 runs + 20 wickets)
- Suresh Raina (Gujarat Lions) – INR 238,095.24 (approx.)
In IPL 2016, Suresh Raina, the skipper of new IPL team Gujarat Lions (GL). To be fair His team actually did wonderfully well. His actual salary for the season stood at INR 95,000,000 for IPL 2016.
He performed well for his franchise team as he scored 399 runs in 15 matches with his batting in IPL 2016. It means that Raina earned INR 238,095.24 (approx.) from per runs (INR 95,000,000/399 runs).
- AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – INR 138,282.39 (approx.)
Like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers also performed very well for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016. AB de Villiers’ actual salary in IPL 2016 is INR 95,000,000.
AB de Villiers justified that money with his great batting effort. He scored 687 runs in 16 matches in IPL 2016 with his bat. AB de Villiers earned approx. INR 138,282.39 from scoring every runs in IPL 2016 (INR 95,000,000/687 runs)
- Pawan Negi (Delhi Daredevils) – INR 1,465,517.24 (approx.)
Pawan Negi was bought by Delhi Daredevils (DD) from IPL 2016 auction for INR 85,000,000. However, he had disappointing performances.
In IPL 2016, all-rounder Pawan Negi played 8 matches where he scored 57 runs only and picked up only one wicket. His earning per run/wicket in IPL 2016 is 1,465,517.24 (approx.) [INR 85,000,000/58 (57 runs + 1 wicket)].