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In the Indian Premier League, many players earn a lot of money while playing for their teams. Over the years, both Indian and foreign players have led IPL teams and earned huge amounts as captains in the IPL. Players like Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni are the highest-paid skippers in the history of the league, as they have been the skipper of their respective franchises for a long time. In this article, we have unveiled the salary of the all the captains of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.
Salary of All Captains in IPL 2024
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KL Rahul (INR 17 crore)
Kl Rahul is the highest-paid skipper of the IPL 2024, and that’s the reason he is at the top of our list. Lucknow Super Giants drafted him two seasons ago at the same price along with all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, the Australian all-rounder. He has been playing a really important role as skipper of the team and as a batter as well. Under his leadership, LSG made it into the playoffs in their very first season of their IPL journey.
Hardik Pandya (INR 15 crore)
Hardik Pandya is back in action with the Mumbai Indians, and there’s a significant twist: he’s taken over the captaincy from none other than Rohit Sharma. Previously, Pandya led the Gujarat Titans in the last two seasons, guiding them to an IPL title win and securing a runner-up position. During his tenure with the Titans, he pocketed a handsome sum of 15 crore rupees. However, now that he’s back with the Mumbai Indians, his salary remains the same, as he entered the team through a trade.
Yet, there’s more to the story: Pandya reportedly received a substantial bonus as part of the trade deal. It’s a big move for Pandya, transitioning from leading one team to taking charge of another, and it’s sure to shake things up in the world of cricket. Fans are eager to see how Pandya’s leadership will impact the Mumbai Indians’ performance in the upcoming season of the IPL.
Sanju Samson (INR 14 crore)
Sanju Samson is one of the highest-paid skippers for the IPL 2024. He was retained by RR for the 2022 season at the same price. He took his team to the finals in the 2022 season, and he has been a standout performer for the franchise as a batter, and his captaincy has also helped the team to uplift in the IPL.
Shreyas Iyer (INR 12.25 crore)
Iyer is set to make his return to the IPL stage after sitting out the previous season due to a back injury. In the IPL 2022 auction, he was signed by KKR for a hefty sum of INR 12.25 crore and has been designated as their captain. While Nitish Rana held the captaincy position for KKR last season, the responsibility will now revert back to Iyer.
MS Dhoni (INR 12 crore)
Before the IPL in 2023, MS Dhoni made a significant move by reducing his salary from 15 crore rupees to 12 crore rupees. This selfless decision paved the way for Ravindra Jadeja to be retained at a higher salary of 16 crore rupees. Dhoni, who led CSK to clinch their fifth IPL trophy last year, is now facing the possibility that IPL 2024 might mark his final season in the league.
Shikhar Dhawan (INR 8.25 crore)
In the grand IPL auction of 2022, the Punjab Kings made a whopping purchase, securing Shikhar Dhawan for a staggering ₹8.25 crore. His leadership qualities were evident as he served as their captain last season, and the team has decided to entrust him with the captaincy once again for the upcoming season.
Shubman Gill (INR 8 crore)
After Hardik Pandya went back to the Mumbai Indians, the Gujarat Titans decided to make Shubman Gill their skipper for the IPL 2024. Just like Hardik Pandya, he was drafted by the franchise for the 2022 season, and since then he has been the biggest performer with the bat for the franchise and led the team to many victories in the last two seasons. He also played a crucial role in making the franchise the winner in their first season of the Indian Premier League. Now he is also set to captain the team for the first time in his career.
Faf du Plessis (INR 7 crore)
The former South African skipper was bought by RCB in the 2022 mini-auction for 7 crores, most likely for the role of skipper for the season, and eventually they announced the right-hander as their skipper as Virat Kohli was stepped down as the skipper of the team. Under his leadership, RCB has played really good cricket in the last two seasons, and he has also helped the team with his brilliant batting. Since the last two seasons, he has been scoring runs for the team.
David Warner (6.25 crore)
In the absence of their full-time skipper, the Delhi-based franchise decided to go with Australian opener David Warner as their skipper for the 2024 season, even though there are chances for Rishabh Pant to make a comeback in the upcoming season. Talking about his captaincy, he is a proven skipper in the IPL, as he led his previous team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, to glory for the first time in the 2016 season.
Aiden Markram (INR 2.6 crore)
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain, Aiden Markram, is currently the IPL’s lowest-earning skipper, with a salary of INR 2.6 crore this year. Markram took over as SRH’s skipper last season but couldn’t guide the team to the playoffs. Now, with the addition of Pat Cummins to the SRH squad, there’s speculation about whether Markram will retain his captaincy. However, there hasn’t been any official announcement or confirmation regarding this matter yet. Fans are eagerly awaiting updates on the team’s leadership dynamics as the new season approaches.