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Rohit Sharma surpasses Dhoni to become the highest-earning player in IPL

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Ace Mumbai Indians batsman and skipper Rohit Sharma has surpassed Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni, to become the highest-earning cricketer in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sharma has gathered a whopping Rs. 178.6 crores since the inception of the cash-rich league in 2008. Meanwhile, Dhoni had earned a total of Rs. 176.84 crores in his kitty and held the record for a brief period.

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni are undisputedly the most successful skippers at IPL. While Sharma has led his Mumbai Indians franchise to five title victories in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, Dhoni has paved the way for his side to emerge victorious on four previous occasions in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. Interestingly, Rohit Sharma had another successful stint at the 2009 edition where he represented the triumphant Deccan Chargers franchise.

Rohit Sharma joined the Mumbai Indians franchise in the 2011 season. Dhoni has remained consistent with his franchise since the inaugural season and has consistently led the Super Kings since 2008. Dhoni was the costliest player in the inaugural season where he was picked by the Yellow Army for a thumping Rs. 6 crores. His earnings increased gradually as his contract price rose to Rs 8.28 crore in 2011, Rs. 12.5 crores in 2014 and Rs. 15 crore in 2018.

Rohit Sharma has built a distinct legacy for Mumbai Indians and the franchise owners have complete faith in the most destructive and ruthless T-20 batsman. He has built his own legacy by snatching six titles as captain (five IPL and one Champions League) and hiked his gross earnings to now become the richest cricketer in IPL.

On the other hand, MS Dhoni’s contribution to Chennai Super Kings has also been noteworthy. Dhoni has not only helped his IPL franchise but has achieved remarkable feats for the national side as well. Dhoni has truly built the highest standard of leadership that is unsurpassable in the future.


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Pratik Pathak
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