Pat Cummins: Leaves Behind Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in Terms of Earning in IPL 2021

This all started a few days ago, when the eight teams decided the fate of the players in a mini-IPL auction as they announced the retained and released players for the upcoming season of IPL. Where Kolkata surprisingly decided to retain Pat Cummins. 

This was a huge surprise for fans and cricket experts because Cummins last year of IPL didn’t go well as he could only pickup Twelve wickets out of Fourteen league matches where Six of the wickets came in the final two league matches.

And the biggest reason that the experts were thinking and he would not be retained was his salary in 2020 IPL as he was bought for whopping Fifteen and half crore rupees, and this amount made him the second highest paid player in IPL 2020 and the highest paid overseas player in the history of the IPL.

Pat Cummins is now all set to bag another cheque of Fifteen and half crore Rupees as he is retained by Kolkata for the upcoming IPL.

Dhoni and Rohit Earning Lesser than Cummins

Cummins has left behind Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in terms of income in IPL.

The skippers of Mumbai and Chennai are earning Fifteen crore Rupees each from their respective franchises since 2018. It was during the auction of IPL 2018 when the Board of Control for Cricket in India fixed the first-choice retention amount to Fifteen crore Rupees and Dhoni and Rohit both were the first choice retained players for their respective teams.

Highest Paid player in IPL 2020


It is no doubt that Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is topping the list for the third year continuously.

He has been earning a whooping amount of Seventeen Crore Rupees per year form his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2018. He can lose the position if any other player bags a higher amount than him in upcoming IPL but it is unlikely to happen.

Do you think that this time Pat Cummins can prove himself as a match winning bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders that he showed in the last two league matches of the last IPL?

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