No tournament in the history of cricket has been a greater money spinner than the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since its inception in the year 2008, the IPL has helped all those involved with it to earn some big bucks, whether it is the BCCI, the sponsors, the broadcasters or the players.
Over the years, the IPL auction has seen franchises shell out lots of money to acquire players required to build their respective teams. Among these, there have been certain players who have managed to fetch some highly inflated prices.
Let’s take a look at the highest paid players from 2008-2017 IPL auctions:
10.) Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes was sold to Rising Pune Supergiant for Rs 14.5 crores in IPL 2017 auction and went on to become costliest foreign cricketer in the IPL history.