Under MS Dhoni’s leadership, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) got the better of Gujarat Titans (GT) in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 to win a record-fifth IPL title.
Now with the auction for IPL 2024 taking place, all the attention has been shifted to the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league with the former Indian captain all set to lead CSK.
With many franchises spending crores of rupees for the player in the action, many fans are intrigued by the question that how much amount a superstar player like Dhoni, who has been serving CSK for many years, will be getting for IPL 2024?
Dhoni was bought for a whopping $1.5 million (INR 6 Crore) by CSK in the inaugural edition of the mega event after an intense bidding with their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians (MI).
Barring the two seasons when Dhoni played for Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in 2016 and 2017 - when CSK were suspended – ‘Thala’ has been the face of the Yellow Brigade in the cash-rich league.
MSD has been among the highest-paid players in the cash-rich league over the years. CSK’s retention list confirmed that Dhoni will be donning the famous yellow jersey for at least another season.
As mentioned earlier, CSK signed Dhoni for $1.5 million (INR 6 Crore). With his price surpassing the salary paid for the icon players, the Captain Cool was the highest-paid player in the 2008 IPL auction. As per sources, Dhoni will be paid INR 12 Crore in IPL 2024.
By the end of IPL 2024, Dhoni’s 17th season, he will have earned a total IPL salary of INR 188.84 Crores, averaging a salary of INR 11.11 Crore per season.