Friday, February 6, 2009

Rahul Dravid - The Highest Paid IPL Cricketer?

You would think that bagging contracts worth $1.55 million each would have made KP and Flintoff the richest IPL cricketers, however that is not the case.

Or so I believe.

Remember the icon players?

Yeah the Sachin Tendulkars, Rahul Dravids, Saurav Gangulys, Virender Sehwags, and Yuvraj Singhs.

The icons of the IPL.

Remember their deal?

The deal was that the icons would get paid 15% more than the highest paid cricketer of the franchise.

Rahul Dravid bagged a contract worth $1,035,000 because Vijay Mallya bought Kallis for $900,000, God knows why!

This morning Mallya dished out $1.55 million for Kevin Pietersen.

Which implies that being the icon, Dravid's remuneration just went up to $1,782,500!

This still has to be confirmed by the IPL or Mallya but according to how the icons are defined it only makes sense.

Dravid - the highest paid IPL cricketer. Who would have thought?

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  1. straight point said...

    don't you think if we go by ur calculation too its dhoni who is most valuable player...remember flintoff too went for $1.55m... :)

  2. Q said...

    Dhoni was not an icon player SP.

  3. straight point said...
  bad Q... :(

  4. Chennai Super Kings Fansite said...

    I am sure the rule that an icon player goes for more than the highest paid player applies only for the last auction..

    Let us see if Rahul Dravid finds a place in this Mallya team..

  5. Q said...

    U might be right CSK Fan.. I am hearing that the 15% rule was scrapped from other sources as well. Pls let me know if u find the source - either way.

    As for Dravid and Mallya - Dravid was BRC's best player last year. He will be in the team. Whether he'll be captain or not, is another thing.

  6. Chaotic Horizon said...

    Baad comment Q, very bad...RD has got good record in ODIs and he is fit to play shortest game too. Record books wud prove my point!!

  7. Chaotic Horizon said...

    CSk fansite, RD is skipper :)

  8. ankit said...


    the comment was scrapped from this year on wards, this was done so as to not force teams with icon players to not be able to go for highly demanded palyers!

  9. Q said...

    Thanks for the news Ankit..

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