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MS Dhoni becomes First Cricketer to Earn Rs.150 crore in IPL

By Priyanka Verma 
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MS Dhoni has created history by becoming the first-ever cricketer to earn more than Rs 150 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Dhoni had earned over Rs 137 crore till IPL 2020. CSK extended his contract by retaining him for IPL 2021, meaning his total earning will be Rs 150 crore. the India legend recorded his name in the history books.

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The three-time IPL-winning captain has earned Rs 60 crore at CSK since their return to the league in 2018. The only player with a combined salary of over Rs 150 crore, Dhoni isn’t expected to add to his tally as he looks all but set to retire after IPL 2021.

Despite earning Rs 2 crore lesser than Virat Kohli for the 4th consecutive season, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma continues to hold a lead over the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain. Rohit, who has been one of the highest-paid players right since the inception of IPL, has so far drawn over Rs 146.6 crore. He has been earning Rs 15 crore/season from MI since 2018.

On the other hand, Kohli has been drawing Rs 17 crore/season since 2018, which sees him sit at the third spot. He has so far earned Rs 143.2 crore by plying his trade in the T20 league. The lead of Rs 2 crore over Rohit and Dhoni has been one of the highlights of Kohli’s IPL career.

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