List Of Top 10 Most Expensive Indian Player In the History Of IPL

List Of Top 10 Most Expensive Indian Player In the History Of IPL

The Indian Premier League has provided enormous funds for numerous players since the very first season. Know about the most expensive Indian player in IPL history

The Indian Premier League auction is just as thrilling as the competition. The bidding auction gave the cricket game some exceptionally thrilling and fascinating stories in the past.

The previous 13 auctions of the IPL have seen everything from obscure individuals that become millionaires to famous names who went unwanted. 

The T20 cash-rich tournament offers the athletes attractive income and this is the sole motive why nearly everyone is keen to participate in the IPL. Let’s have a look at the top 10 most expensive Indian players in IPL. 

Most Expensive Indian Player In the History Of IPL (year wise)

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni was perhaps the most lavish purchase in the 2008 inaugural season of IPL. Dhoni was highly demanded because of his batting and captaincy skills after guiding India to its maiden T20I World Cup in 2007. The former Indian skipper was purchased for  Rs. 9.5 crores by Chennai Super Kings.

Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who captained Mumbai Indians was acquired for 4.48 crore. The Master Blaster scored 364 runs in 13 games with a 120 plus strike rate, averaging 33.09 in the 2009 edition of IPL. 

Gautam Gambhir

KKR spent USD 2.4 million for Gambhir, while the subsequent highest cost purchase was also made by KKR, who offered USD 2.1 million for Yusuf Pathan. This auction in 2011 was a paradigm change for KKR, as Gambhir twice won the IPL title in the next four-season growing period for KKR.

Ravindra Jadeja

The auction in the fifth season of the IPL was primarily for athletes from the disbanded team Kochi Tuskers Kerala. In 2012, Chennai Super Kings spent their whole budget to get in Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. To date, the franchise’s choice to invest in R.Jadeja has proven to be a “great bang for the money.”

Yuvraj Singh

A further possibility for the franchises to refurbish their players was in the 2014 IPL auction. The Indian superstar Yuvraj Singh,  became the foremost expensive purchase of the season by the RCB as the franchise obtained Yuvraj Singh for a wholesome amount of 14 crores. 


Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh was marked again as the affluent IPL Auction purchase. Delhi Daredevils this time scooped up INR 16 crores for the left-hander’s inclusion in Delhi.

It’s intriguing that in 2014 and 2015, the two most onerous purchases were on the same player. Dinesh Karthik transferred from DD to RCB while Yuvraj shifted from RCB to DD.

Virat Kohli

In the ninth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore  Captain, Virat Kohli, was the highest-paid player with Rs. 15 Crores contract. For Rs. 12.5 crores, the RCB preserved him but paid him more than Rs. 2.5 crores furthermore.


The year was a hallmark for Virat Kohli recording four centuries, six half-centuries, an average tally of 81.08, and a strike rate of 152.03.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan along with David Warner maintained the strong opening for this season following their triumph in the 2016 edition of the powerful Sunrisers Hyderabad team. 

Dhawan was vital in the opening but failed to deliver with consistency in the later season. He was retained for 12.5 crore rupees in 2017 by the franchise. He amassed 473 runs in the season with 14 games with a strike rate of 130. 

Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarty

Jaydev Unadkat stunned his admirers when Rajasthan invested a total of 8.4 crores, enormous cash in the 2019 season. Once again the Gujarati pacer let the Royals down. His hefty price tag was not justified because in 11 matches he only grabbed 10 wickets at a low economic rate of 10.66.


A surprising offer from Kings XI Punjab was given to Varun Chakravarthy for a total of 8.4 crores in the 2019 edition of the IPL. The all-rounder born in Karnataka was unable to influence the Punjab-based franchise, in which he won 1 wicket at an economy of 11.66.

Virat Kohli

In a single IPL season, Virat Kohli is the highest-paid player with a retention bonus of Rs 17, Rs 2 crore more than the highest retention amount. Kohli, who is also the only player in the IPL history to play for only one franchise that is RCB alone. 

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