The media is always going gaga about players every year that cash in millions of dollars from this annual hell of a cricket fest called IPL.
This cash rich league never leaves anyone short of – well – Cash. Not only players but also several men and women in the support staff end up with a fatter bank account
Coaches are a very important part of a team and team owners do take care of them by paying them a hefty amount in salaries. Here is a list of 6 Highest paid coaches of IPL.
6. V.V.S Laxman
Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Salary: 2 crores INR
In IPL 2013, he was appointed as a mentor for Sunrisers Hyderabad Team and since then he hasn’t moved to any other team. And rightly so. SRH are a formidable team with an extremely balanced side that can demolish any team. Plus – what a super move to bring in the 2 Afghan boys – Rashid and Nabi – Well done Laxman.
5. Mahela Jayewardene
Team: Mumbai Indians
Salary: 2.25 crore INR
Mahela Jayewardene replaced Ricky Ponting as the coach for Mumbai Indians in 2017. And boy wasn’t that the right call from Nita Ambani and gang. Mumbai Indians won the 2017 IPL under the guidance of Sri Lankan legend.
4. Jacques Kallis
Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Salary: 2.5 crore INR
Kallis was appointed head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in October 2015 when coach Trevor Bayliss resigned for national duties. This premier South African all rounder has done a great job so far. No doubt some of the best all rounders in the form of Andre Russell & Sunil Narine play for KKR.
3. Stephen Fleming
Team: Chennai Super Kings
Salary: 3.2 crore INR
The original coach – Stephen Fleming is associated with CSK since the start of IPL in 2008. He was a player first and after retirement he was appointed as a coach of CSK in 2009. He had a very successful stint with the team winning the IPL 2010, CLT20 2010, IPL 2011 and IPL 2018. Much like CSK’s core team that remains unchanged – Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Bravo and Fleming – you just can not imagine CSK without these players.
2. Ricky Ponting
Team: Delhi Capitals
Salary: 3.6 crore INR
After leaving Mumbai Indians as a mentor he was assigned as the head coach of Delhi Capitals (formerly Daredevils) in 2018. Ponting charges a whopping salary of 3.6 for mentoring the young Delhi team. Has not been very successful yet. The team is made up of super talented but inexperienced folks like Shaw, Pant, Iyer & Rabada. Ponting sure brings balance as an experienced player who is no less than a legend. Lets see where he takes this team forward.
1. Ashish Nehra
Team: Royal Challengers Banglore
Salary: 4 crore INR
Yes – You read that right – Ashish Nehra stands as the Highest paid coach in IPL. He draws a hefty fee of 4 CR for training RCB players under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Quite honestly – it has not been working out and its all been downhill so far. lets see if he and Kohli can bring the team from ashes and provide a miracle – and if you know IPL well – Miracles do happen here.