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Rohit Sharma Total IPL Earnings: How Much Has MI Captain Gained Financially From The Indian Premier League?

Tanmay Roy

Rohit Sharma Total IPL Earnings: How Much Has MI Captain Gained Financially From The Indian Premier League?

Former Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is one of the richest Indian cricketers at the moment. With a net worth of INR 214 crores, Sharma is in the top tier with the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar. Besides international cricket and endorsements, his major source of income has come from the cash-rich Indian Premier League over the years.

Sharma aka Hitman, 36, is one of only seven players to have played all 16 seasons of IPL. Therefore, there should be no surprise with regard to how fruitful the tournament has been for him from a financial point of view.

First team to lift the IPL silverware five times, Sharma has played a pivotal role in propelling them to become the first IPL team to bag as many titles. After representing Deccan Chargers for three seasons, Sharma joined Mumbai in 2011 after their successful bid worth INR 9,20,00,000. Since then, he has been retained multiple times by the franchise. Hence, his salary has gone up at various trajectories.

A 20-year-old up-and-coming player with tremendous potential such as Sharma was bought by Chargers for a handsome INR 4.8 crores ahead of the inaugural IPL season.

In 2014, his salary was raised to INR 12.5 crore after he led Indians to maiden IPL and Champions League Twenty20 trophies. Sharma, who continued with the same salary for another four years, started to receive INR 15 crore per season after having tasted success on multiple occasions. The numeric further went up to its current value of INR 16 crore.

Rohit Sharma Total IPL Earnings

SeasonFranchiseSalary in crores (INR)
2008Deccan Chargers4.8
2009Deccan Chargers4.8
2010Deccan Chargers4.8
2011Mumbai Indians9.2
2012Mumbai Indians9.2
2013Mumbai Indians9.2
2014Mumbai Indians12.5
2015Mumbai Indians12.5
2016Mumbai Indians12.5
2017Mumbai Indians12.5
2018Mumbai Indians15
2019Mumbai Indians15
2020Mumbai Indians15
2021Mumbai Indians15
2022Mumbai Indians16
2023Mumbai Indians16
Total Salary184


Still their first-choice retention pick, it would be a surprise if Mumbai don’t retain Rohit Sharma before the next mega auction. Having said that, with all-rounder Hardik Pandya replacing Sharma as a captain, it will be interesting to see if he also replaces the former as Indians’ first retention pick.

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Tanmay Roy

Tanmay Roy


Tanmay Roy is a Tennis Journalist at The SportsRush, whose lifelong passion and zeal for the sport landed him this position. A writer with over 1000 articles under him, Tanmay fell in love with tennis in 2005 when Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final after a stunning three sets. Tanmay followed the likes of the Big Three - Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal from the mid-noughties to now. His interest was stronger than ever after the wonderful 2009 Wimbledon Final which saw Roger Federer win after a see-saw 5-set match. His favorite female tennis player is Serena Williams and Monica Seles. Tanmay's favorite match-up to date is Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick in the 2000s. If possible, the John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut first round match at the 2010 Wimbledon is the only match Tanmay would love to watch Live by going back in time. Of late, he is a huge fan of Jannik Sinner and believes the youngster has the potential to break every record.

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