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Player's Price: Highest-Paid Player of the IPL 2020

AB de Villiers with Virat Kohli - Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers with Virat Kohli - Royal Challengers Bangalore
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As the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumes, a lot of fans are also looking forward to the latest live cricket scores & fixtures. Aside from the outstanding players of this season, it is also unavoidable to talk about the highest-paid players.

Here are the highest-paid players of the IPL 2020:

Virat Kohli

As we all know, Kohli is known as one of the greatest batsmen in the world. Because of this, he is also the highest-paid player. He is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore who has been leading the team to victory since 2013.

Here are some of his achievements:

  • Arjuna Award (2013)
  • Padma Shri (2017)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2018)
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year (2012, 2017, and 2018)
  • ICC Spirit of Cricket (2019)
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World (2016, 2017, and 2018)
  • People's Choice Awards India (2012)
  • CNN-News18 Indian of the Year (2017)

Pat Cummins

Cummins is known for his outstanding bowling and batting speed. He is actually one of the international transfers of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Before joining the team, he also played with the Mumbai Indians in 2018.

Recently, he was named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year and the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for his outstanding performance during the 2019 English season.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Also known as MS Dhoni, he is known as one of the most popular cricketers in the world. He is also one of the best captains who led the India national team to victory several times.

He usually plays as a right-handed middle-order batsman and a wicket-keeper. What’s amazing is that he scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. In fact, he is also noted as one of the best wicket-keepers in the history of cricket.

Because of his success, a movie was made that also features his childhood.

Here are some of his achievements:

  • ICC ODI Player of the Year (2008 and 2009)
  • Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year (2011)
  • MTV Youth Icon of the Year (2006)
  • CNN-News18 Indian of the Year (2011)
  • Padma Bhushan (2018)
  • Padma Shri (2009)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007 and 2008)
  • LG People's Choice Award (2013)

Rohit Sharma

Sharma is also one of the most popular cricketers of India who is currently the captain of Mumbai Indians. He also usually plays as the right-handed batsman of the team. 

Aside from cricket, Sharma is also an active supporter of animal welfare campaigns. As a matter of fact, he is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India. What’s surprising is that he is also a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA.

Here are some of his achievements:

  • Arjuna Award (2015)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2020)
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year (2019)
  • GQ award for Sportsman of the Year (2015)

David Warner

Warner usually plays as a left-handed opening batsman. He is also known to be the first Australian cricketer to be selected for national teams of any format without any first-class cricket experience. It was actually the first time in 132 years.

He is also the former captain of the Australian national team and also plays with the Sunrisers Hyderabad this season.

Warner was also the vice-captain across Test and ODI formats of the Australian national team from 2015 to 2018.

Here are some of his achievements:

  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year (2012)
  • Allan Border Medal (2016, 2017, and 2020)
  • Australian Test Player of the Year (2016)
  • Australian One Day International Player of the Year (2017 and 2018)

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