Monu Goyat was roped in by Haryana Steelers for a whopping Rs 1.51 Cr, which also meant he created the record of claiming the highest ever contract as part of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League. This is massive in terms of the growth of the sport. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is number one when it comes to the finance. IPL is leaps and bound ahead of the PKL, but this year saw we saw a change of trend, we saw many players breaching the Rs 1 Cr-mark. For example, last year Nitin Tomar held the record for the highest ever contract, but he did not even breach the Rs 1 Cr-barrier. All of this shows that kabaddi has pipped badminton to become the second most followed sport in the country, which is a big achievement. Kabaddi is considered to be an Indian sport with it’s origins in India, but now it seems it is going global. Also Read - MS Dhoni Always Knew my Capability, Gave me the License to Bat Freely: Suresh Raina
Hence, we feel the need to give you an idea about the two sports, cricket and kabaddi (in terms of money). So we will list out 5 cricketers who picked up a lesser amount at the recently concluded IPL. Also Read - Has Former India Captain MS Dhoni Retired? Wife Sakshi Quashes Rumours
Stuart Binny: Rs 50 lakhs Also Read - As Captain MS Dhoni Instructs Only When You Fall Short of Ideas, Says Harbhajan Singh
Binny played for Rajasthan Royals. He has been around for a long time, yet he was picked up for a meager Rs 50 lakhs at the IPL 2018 Auctions. Binny played for the Royals from 2011-15, after that he moved to the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he did not get a lot of games to prove his mettle. This year he was back at the Royals, but even this year he did not get a lot of opportunities.
Prithvi Shaw: Rs 1.2 Cr
The young World Cup-winning U-19 captain was brought onboard by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs 1.2 Cr. It was a big amount considering he is the new kid in the block. Young Shaw impressed one-and-all with his fearless brand of cricket. He is one for the future certainly.
Mandeep Singh: Rs 1.4 Cr
Mandeep Singh has been around for a long time now. He was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.4 Cr at the auctions. He played the finisher’s role in RCB. In 13 matches, he managed to amass 252 runs at a strike rate of 135.48 and finished as the third-best batsman for the Royal Challengers.
Lungi Ngidi: Rs 50 lakhs
Ngidi made headline with his pace against India in South Africa. He was promptly roped in by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakhs. He may not have got a lot of games, but eventually he was part of the winning squad and that is bound to make his CV richer.
Deepak Chahar: Rs 80 lakhs
Beefy looking Chahar was given the new ball for the CSK outfit and he did not disappoint, he made sure he got the breakthroughs. With 10 wickets from 12 matches, Chahar finished with an economy of just 7.28 and his 3-wicket spell against the SRH team meant this guy has a long way to go. For the moment, he is ticking the right boxes.