New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday revealed the actual salary figures for all retained players on its website.
While it was long believed that MS Dhoni was the league's highest-paid player, the numbers on the IPL website painted a different story.
In fact, it is India's Test skipper Virat Kohli who tops that list. He is paid a cool Rs 15 crore (USD 2.26 million) by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Dhoni will be paid USD 1.89 million by his new Pune team.
Chris Gayle is unsurprisingly, the highest-paid overseas cricketer in IPL.
Here are actual salary details of the retained players:
David Miller (KXIP): 50000000
Manan Vora (KXIP): 3500000
Gautam Gambhir (KKR): 100000000
Sunil Narine (KKR): 80000000
Rohit Sharma (MI): 115000002
Keiron Pollard (MI): 97000000
Lasith Malinga (MI): 81000000
Harbhajan Singh (MI): 80000000
Ambati Rayudu (MI): 60000000
Virat Kohli (RCB): 150000000
A B deVillers (RCB): 95000000
Chris Gayle (RCB): 84000000
Shikhar Dhawan (SRH): 125000000
M S Dhoni (Team Pune): 125000000
Ajinkya Rahane (Team Pune): 80000000
R Ashwin (Team Pune): 75000000
Steven Smith (Team Pune): 40000000
Faf du Plessis (Team Pune): 47500000
Suresh Raina (Team Rajkot): 95000000
Ravindra Jadeja (Team Rajkot): 55000000
Brendon McCullum (Team Rajkot): 32500000
James Faulkner (Team Rajkot): 51000000
Dwayne Bravo (Team Rajkot): 40000000