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IPL 2016 is over with SRH defeating a power packed RCB in the final. It was the 9th season of IPL. The almost two months long running tournament saw some great performances from the ‘expensive’ cricketers.

We will now talk about the earning per run/wicket of 10 most expensive players in IPL 2016.

(Note: The actual salaries of cricketers are based on IPL official website’s information)


  1. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – INR 154,162.38 (approx.)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli earned highest salary in IPL 2016. Though his actual retention price is INR 125,000,000 but as per the IPL official website at the beginning of the year his actual salary is INR 150,000,000. RCB skipper Kohli has justified his salary to the fullest. Kohli became the best player in IPL 2016 as he won “Player of the tournament award” and “Orange Cap” (highest run-scorer in an IPL season) as well as “Maximum Sixes Award”. His team finished as runner-up in the tournament.

After playing 16 matches, Kohli scored 973 runs. It was the highest runs made by a batsman in an IPL season. It means, Kohli earned approx. INR 154,162.38 from every runs in IPL 2016 (INR 150,000,000/973 runs).


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