The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 which finally concluded with MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as its winners, was a good entertainment for the cricket fans for a month and a half. This annual-rich event started off with an interesting action bid as well with new members and great expectations. The IPL 2018 batsmen were the highlight of this 11th season, with some record-smashing runs, interesting defending totals and no side winning more than nine matches.
However, during all this, there were some costly and some not-so-costly IPL 2018 batsmen who earned as they played their shots. Let’s see the earnings of 5 such IPL 2018 batsmen and how much they earned per run.
1. Glenn Maxwell – Delhi Daredevils
This IPL 2018 batsman earned Rs 9 crore for a performance of 5 wickets and 169 runs in 12 matches. Glenn famously skipped the first match to attend Araron Finch’s wedding, making the team appear in the last points of the table. As per 20 runs for every wicket the took, he earned Rs 3,34,572.
2. Washington Sundar – Royal Challengers Bangalore
This all-rounder base price was Rs 3.2 crore for a performance of 4 wickets and 65 runs in 7 matches. Even though he had ‘good performance’ against Bangladesh, Washington earned only Rs 2,20,689 of 20 runs for every wicket he bagged. He failed to make a mark this season, as was expected.
3. Yuvraj Singh – Kings XI Punjab
With a base price of Rs 2 crore, this IPL 2018 batsman gave 65 runs in 8 matches. Yuvi earned Rs 3,07,692 as per run earnings. He was a ‘failure’ in IPL 2018 compared to his smashing sixes in T20. As per records, he only bagged $13,347 for each run scored for his team in 2015!
4. Brendon McCullum – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Brendon earned Rs 3.6 crores for 127 runs in 6 matches. The former New Zealand captain has played in ‘all the editions’ of this cricket tournament and has a per run earning of Rs 2,83,464. At an average of 21, he played his worst IPL season so far.
5. Rohit Sharma – Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma is the richest from his per run earnings for Mumbai Indians. He ‘fully justified his base price of Rs 15 crore with 286 runs in 14 matches. You’ll be surprised to know that the talented Rohit earned Rs 5,24,475, where he maintained an average of 23.83. That helped MI lift that champions trophy!
6. Chris Woakes – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris earned Rs 7.4 crore for 8 wickets and 17 runs in 5 matches. If he was to give 20 runs for every wicket that he bagged, the RCB player would have an earning of Rs 4,18,079. Chris Woakes had an economy rate of 10.36 this season, after which ‘he got replaced’ by Tim Southee.
7. Ben Stokes – Rajasthan Royals
IPL batsman Ben Stokes earned Rs 12.5 crores for 8 wickets and 196 runs in 13 matches. As per 20 runs for every wicket, he would have earned Rs 3,51,123. As he was the ‘Most Valuable Player’ in the last season, he didn’t live up to his reputation this year.
8. Kieron Pollard – Mumbai Indians
With a base salary of Rs 5.4 crore, he score 133 runs in 9 matches. Kieron’s per run earning was Rs 4,06,015 this season. No doubts that Mumbai Indians will bag him in the next season as well!
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