Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is perhaps the most decorated player in the Indian Premier League . The excitement among the fans is big to see Mahendra Singh Dhoni back in action in the IPL 2023.
The 16th edition of the Indian League is all but certain to be the last of MS Dhoni as a player.
MS Dhoni is likely to retire after IPL 2023
Dhoni has led CSK admirably to 4 Indian Premier League titles – only 1 trophy less than Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians but CSK have played two fewer seasons than MI – and under the Ranchi-born, CSK has reached the playoffs 11 times in their 13-season history.
Talking about Mahendra Singh statistics as a batsman, despite coming in the middle-order and in the lower-order in the past 3 seasons, Mahendra Singh is amongst the leading run-scorer in Indian League history.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the 9th highest scorer in the Indian Premier League with 4878 runs, averaging 39 with a strike rate of 135, and he’s cracked 34 half-centuries in the Indian Premier League .
MS Dhoni salary in IPL 2023:
Mahendra Singh has been retained by CSK for INR 12 crore.
Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2022 mega-auction, CSK had retained Ravindra Jadeja in their first bracket for INR 16 crore, followed by Mahendra Singh in the second bracket, for INR 12 crore.
Dhoni has played 13 seasons for CSK and 2 seasons for Rising Pune Supergiant, in 2016 and 2017, when CSK were banned.
In the 2008 auction, MS Dhoni was bought by CSK for INR 6 crore. He led them to the 2008 final and then to the title win in 2010.
His salary increased in 2011, to INR 8.2 crore, and he was retained for INR 12.5 crore in 2014.
When CSK got banned, RPSG picked Dhoni in the draft for INR 12.5 crore.
CSK returned in 2018 and retained Dhoni as their first player for INR 15 crore, and in 2022, Dhoni suggested Jadeja’s name for the top bracket of INR 16 crore and himself in the second bracket of INR 12 crore.
Overall, MS Dhoni has earned INR 176.8 crore in salaries in the IPL
MS Dhoni is second in terms of earning from Indian Premier League salaries, only behind Rohit Sharma, who has earned INR 178.6 crore from salaries in his Indian Premier League career.
RCB star Virat Kohli is third on the list with INR 173.2 crore made in Indian League salaries in his career net worth
Former India captain Mahendra Singh’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 1030 crores!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Brand Endorsement:
Apart from his salaries from the Indian Premier League and from the BCCI as an India player, Mahendra Singh has made a fortune from brand endorsements. He’s amongst the most expensive celebrities in India. It is reported that Thalla charges INR 3.5-6 Crores for each brand endorsement.
He has been the brand ambassador for Aircel, Pepsi, Orient PSPO, Spartan Sports, Reebok, Boost, Amity University, Gulf Oil, Amrapali Group, Ashok Leyland, McDowell’s Soda, Big Bazaar, Exide Batteries, TVS Motors, Sony Bravia, Sonata Watches, Dabur Chyawanprash, Lays Wafers, Lafarge Customer Service and Maxx Mobile.
Apart from this, the Ranchi-born has also partnered with Oreo, Dream11, Lava, Spartan Sports, Gulf Oil India, Reebok, Exide, Unacademy, Orient, Aircel, Sonata, India Cements, Winzo, WardWiz, Mastercard India, Sumadhura, Snickers India, Netmeds.com, Revital H, Cello, Siyarams, Sound Logic, Indigo Paints, Colgate, Indian Terrain, Star Sports etc.
His latest partnership is with Jio Cinema, which is the digital broadcaster of the Indian Premier League 2023.