The inception of the Indian Premier League [IPL] in 2008 has proceeded to change the landscape of the game like no one would have ever imagined.
Not only it has brought more money into the game, but it has also proceeded to be a platform where talent meets opportunity. And, not only Indian cricketers, foreign cricketers especially from countries like South Africa, New Zealand, and the West Indies, have also hugely benefited from it.
Here’s a look at the Top 10 overseas players who have the highest combined earnings thus far in the history of IPL:
10 – Chris Gayle – Rs 58,56,57,000
The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle will go down as not only the greatest T20 batsman of all time but also one of the greatest-ever to feature in the IPL.
A constant figure in the IPL since its inception, Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes (357), fastest hundred (30 balls), highest individual score (175), most sixes in a single season (59 in 2012), and the second-most runs by an overseas player in the cash-rich league.
Chris Gayle is the 7th highest run-getter in IPL history, having smashed 4950 runs in 139 innings at an average of 40.24 and a strike rate of 149.45 with 31 50s and 6 three-digit scores.
No wonder, he is one of the highest overseas earners in the IPL, having accumulated a whopping Rs 58,56,57,000 thus far.