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IPL 2021: AB de Villiers creates history, Joins elite 100 crore salary club

Vishnu Vasisht

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday retained star batsman AB de Villiers for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Former South African captain AB de Villiers has joined the 100 crore salary club with this. RCB has retained 36-year-old AB de Villiers for Rs 11 crore for the 2021 season.

With this, AB de Villiers created history as he became the first foreign player to join the 100 crore salary club. With this feat, AB de Villiers was associated with three other cricketers, who have crossed the 100 crore mark so far. He has joined the club along with Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and RCB captain Virat Kohli.

AB de Villiers' IPL career

AB de Villiers has played 169 matches in IPL career so far. During this time, he has scored 4849 runs at an average of 40.40 and a strike rate of 151.91, including three centuries and 38 half-centuries. In IPL 2020, AB scored 454 runs in 15 matches with 5 half-centuries.

AB de Villiers IPL salary
  • 2021 (Retain) - RCB - 11 Crore
  • 2020 (Retain) - RCB - 11 Crore
  • 2019 (Retain) - RCB - 11 Crore
  • 2018 - RCB - 11 Crore
  • 2017 - RCB - 9.5 Crore
  • 2016 - RCB - 9.5 Crore
  • 2015 - RCB - 9.5 Crore
  • 2014 - RCB - 9.5 Crore
  • 2013 - RCB - 5.8 Crore
  • 2012 - RCB - 5.5 Crore
  • 2011 - RCB - 5.06 Crore
  • 2010 - DD - 1.38 Crore
  • 2009 - DD - 1.47 Crore
  • 2008 - DD - 1.20 Crore

Total amount - Rs 1,02,51,65,000

CSK skipper MS Dhoni is on top of the highest earners list pocketing over 137 crore. Rohit Sharma is at the second place earning over 131 crore. Virat Kohli occupies the third place with 126 crores.

After AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina is at the 5th place. Raina, who was retained by CSK ahead of IPL 2021 auction stands at 99.7 crore.

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