Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

IPL: Venkatesh Iyer’s salary hiked 40 times, yet Hardik Pandya is left behind in this matter


  • Venkatesh scored more than 300 runs in the 14th edition of IPL 2021
  • Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Venkatesh gets preference over Shubman Gill
  • Uncapped pacer Umran Malik’s salary also increased by 39 times

New Delhi
The list of players retained for IPL 2022 has been submitted by all the eight franchises to the BCCI. In the 15th season of this prestigious T20 league, 10 teams will take part instead of 8. There are 27 names in the list of retained players.

Many players got rich in retention, the first of which is Kolkata Knight Riders opener Venkatesh Iyer. This left-handed all-rounder from Madhya Pradesh was earlier joined by KKR for his base price of 20 lakhs.

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In the retention held on Tuesday, Kolkata retained Venkatesh for Rs 8 lakh. That is, his salary increased 40 times directly from the auction price of 2021. Venkatesh recently stepped into the international stage through the T20 series against New Zealand.

Earlier in the IPL, the player who was retained for several times more than his base price was Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Hardik joined Mumbai Indians in the year 2015 as an uncapped player. At that time, Mumbai had bought him for his base price of Rs 10 lakh. In the year 2018, Hardik’s 2015 fees increased by 110 times. That is, Mumbai retained him for Rs 11 crore.

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Venkatesh scored 370 runs in 10 matches
Venkatesh Iyer played a total of 10 matches for KKR in the IPL 2021 UAE Leg. During this, 370 runs came off Venkatesh’s bat. On the basis of this performance of Iyer, KKR decided to retain him in place of opener Shubman Gill.

Umran Malik also got lottery
Jammu and Kashmir’s fast bowler Umran Malik is among the players retained by playing the least number of matches in the IPL. Uncapped Umran has been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore.

The 21-year-old Umran, who set a record at his own pace in the 14th season of IPL 2021, is the second uncapped player from Jammu and Kashmir to be retained by the franchise. Sunrisers Hyderabad have also retained Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Abdul Samad in the team.

Umran was bought by Hyderabad for his base price of Rs 20 lakh. This pacer from Jammu and Kashmir consistently bowled the ball at a speed of more than 150 kilometers per hour in IPL 2021. Umran became the star of everyone’s eyes overnight.

Bats of these players including Prithvi Sau, Ruturaj
Among other players, Chennai Super Kings retained young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad for Rs 6 crore. Ruturaj was earlier associated with CSK (Chennai Super Kings) for Rs 20 lakh. Young pacer Arshdeep Singh was roped in for Rs 4 crore from Punjab Kings, who was bought for Rs 20 lakh in the 2021 auction. Prithvi Shaw’s salary also increased by 5 times. Delhi Capitals retained him for 7.5 crores.

Venkatesh Iyer, Umran Malik and Ruturaj Gaikwad


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