IPL 2024: Dinesh Karthik’s salary has been up and down over the years, the current Rs 5.50 crore is 127% less than his maximum price!

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IPL 2024: Finding out Dinesh Karthik’s salary over the years
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Not only for the young players, but the Indian Premier League platform has proved to be a good platform for the veterans of the game as well. There are many senior cricketers who did not get much opportunities in international cricket or were unlucky but are now making waves with their performances in the IPL. One such unfortunate legend is Dinesh Karthik, who is making all the headlines with his batting in IPL 2024.

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Karthik made his debut in international cricket as a complete batsman and wicketkeeper. He proved his worth, but unfortunately, he was a bit unlucky and did not get many chances to show his full potential. Here, in IPL 2024, he is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis and is one of the most valuable players for the team. Even though his explosive innings did not win the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he earned praise from cricket fans.

Talking about the beginning of his IPL career, Dinesh Karthik started his innings with Delhi Daredevils team in 2008 and was bought for Rs 2.10 crore. At this price he played for the team till 2010. In 2011, he went to Punjab Kings for Rs 4.14 crore. With the same salary, he was transferred to Mumbai Indians and played for the team in 2012 and 2013.

In 2014, Dinesh Karthik returned to the Delhi Daredevils camp, where he received the highest salary of his career. Karthik got a salary of Rs 12.50 crore for that season. In 2015, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for a price of Rs 10.50 crore. In 2016, he moved to Gujarat Lions for a salary of Rs 2.30 crore and stayed with the team for one more season for the same amount.

In 2018, Dinesh Karthik was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders, and he was paid Rs 7.40 crore for that season. KKR has retained him at this price till 2021. In 2022, RCB bought Karthik again and gave him a salary of Rs 5.50 crore and retained him at the same price for the next season. RCB has once again retained him for IPL 2024 at the same price.

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Interestingly, compared to the highest IPL salary of Rs 12.50 crore, Dinesh Karthik’s salary has seen a decline of 127.27% in the current season.

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