- AB de Villiers Became The First Foreign Player To Receive Rs.100 Crore In Salary
Foreign Players Earn from IPL: South African cricketer AB de Villiers is going to be the first foreign player to earn Rs 100 crore from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He will achieve this feat by playing the 14th season this year. He has already been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Virat Kohli, with a price of Rs 11 crore.
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De Villiers currently gets 11 crores for a season. With the retention this year, de Villiers has so far earned 102.5 crores from this expensive cricket league. De Villiers is considered the destroyer of world cricket. Even after retiring from international cricket in 2018, he is considered the most prolific cricket of T20 cricket at this time. In IPL 2020, he had 454 runs from his bat at an impressive average of 45.40. His strike-rate during this period was 158.74.
De Villiers Played for Delhi and Bengaluru
South African player De Villiers made his IPL debut in 2008. He played his first season for Delhi Daredevils (DD). Delhi bought him for Rs 1.20 crore. He joined RCB in 2011 after three seasons and has been playing for the same team ever since. RCB bought them for Rs 5 crore. Foreign Players Earn from IPL.
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De Villiers Rs 100 crore Overall Fourth Player to Earn
De Villiers overall will be the fourth player to earn more than Rs 100 crore from the IPL. Next to them are Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, RCB captain Virat Kohli and Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma. Dhoni is the only player to earn more than Rs 150 crore after the 14th season.
In this entire season, if the biggest eye was on a foreign player, then he was Glenn Maxwell, the Australian all-rounder of Kings XI Punjab. Maxwell was bought by Punjab in the last auction for Rs 10.7 crore and was expected to bat on his reputation, but he failed completely.
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Maxwell played 13 of 14 matches for Punjab, in which he got a chance to bat in 11 innings. But in this he disappointed very badly. Only 108 runs were able to get off his bat. Surprisingly, Maxwell, famous for hitting big sixes, could not get a single six despite playing 106 balls.