Indian sports'. biggest payday
· Assuming he bowls his entire quota of four overs in each of the maximum possible 16 Indian Premier League matches, Ishant Sharma will earn almost Rs 1 lakh per delivery.
· M S Dhoniwill get Rs 37.5lakhfor one Twenty20 match - over 10 times what he gets for every Test match he plays. Looking at it another way, a Delhi University professor would earn a total of Rs 2.2 crore over a career of about 35 years.Dhoni will make thrice that amountfor afortnight of match play.
· Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath .Jayasuriya walking out together to open an innings will no longer happen only in the wildfantasies of cricketfans. They'll do so for Mumbai, creating the potentially most destructive opening combo in the history of cricket. And should they have an off-day, there's always Chris Gayle and Sourav Ganguly to provide somefireworksfor Kolkata.
-'lV- elcome to cricket, IPL style. In one frantic day of auction action, the rules of the game have been rewritten forever, and cricket will never be the same.Even before the first ball of IPL has been bowled, it has already provided compelling spectator sport. As 75 top players went under the hammer on a single day at a downtown five-star Mumbai hotel, fans were riveted by the drama.In a nation made up of a billion selectors, there were plenty who argued that some of the bids, and prominent snubs, by the eight franchisees made absolutely no sense. They huddled . together, discussing and debating the figures that poured in.
"Great bargain", they said for some deals; "way overpriced" for others. Incidentally, all these figures are for the first year;the players will get the same amount for the next two years too although they can be sold at a high- .~r price during the transfers in February.
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