South African veteran batsman and Mr. 360 degree AB de Villiers has created history in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) retained this explosive batsman for IPL 2021. With this, de Villiers has become the first foreign cricketer to earn more than 100 crores from IPL.
According to a report by ‘InsideSports’, four Indian players are already in this elite list before de Villiers. Indian players, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, RCB captain Virat Kohli, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Chennai’s Suresh Raina among the list of players earning more than 100 crores. RCB pays Rs 11 crore to AB de Villiers for one season in the IPL. He has earned Rs 102.5 crore so far.
De Villiers is at number four in the list of batsmen to score most runs in the history of IPL. The veteran has scored 4849 runs in 169 matches at an average of 40.
This explosive RCB batsman has scored three centuries and 38 half-centuries and has hit the maximum sixes in IPL after Chris Gayle. In IPL 2020, he had scored 454 runs from his bat at an impressive average of 45.40.
During this time, his strike rate was 158.74. However, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who have scored the most runs in IPL, have so far failed to win the title for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devadatta Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Jampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Philip, Ken Richardson and Pawan Deshpande.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Released Players: Moin Ali, Shivam Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris.