The Indian Premier League undeniably is the most lucrative league among all other T20 leagues in the world. The cricketers who go under the hammer in the IPL auction are way more than in any other T20 tournaments they partake in. Consequently, they end up earning four or five times more than the base price.
Not only international players with an excellent reputation but also lesser-known players end up earning millions in the auction. With each passing season, the bidding, the players receive keeps reaching new heights. Few expensive players from auction live up to the hype and produce the goods while others fall flat in light of the pressure situations, unable to live up to the expectations.
We take a look at every player from each season who secured the highest bid:-
2008 – MS Dhoni for INR 6 crores (Chennai Super Kings):
Following his triumph as a captain in the ICC World T20 2007, MS Dhoni expectantly finished securing the highest bid with the amount $1.5 million (approx INR 6 Crore). The veteran proved his mettle as a captain and as a player, scoring 441 runs in 16 games and leading Chennai Super Kings to the final of that season.
As of 2019, MS Dhoni is one of the most successful skippers in IPL history, captaining the Chennai Super Kings in 174 games, winning 104 out of them. MS Dhoni has also lead the team to three IPL titles and the playoffs each time.