The IPL Auction 2022 is expected to be a jackpot event for many players worldwide. However, the player retention window before the IPL Auction 2022 has proven to be a hit for a number of famous players. Over the previous two weeks, there have been numerous financial negotiations between players and clubs. Some players refused to sign contracts offered by their existing clubs, while others took a reduced wage to remain with their current IPL side. Meanwhile, five players received 10 times their IPL 2021 wages ahead of the IPL Auction 2022. On that topic, here are five such players:

1. Venkatesh Iyer, who saw a 40-fold increase- In 2021, Venkatesh Iyer had a fantastic year. Prior to September 2021, he had never participated in an IPL match. However, in just three months, he had received a salary from the same IPL team that was 40 times more. The Kolkata Knight Riders paid Rs 20 lakh to get him. The all-rounder from Madhya Pradesh had a successful debut IPL season and promptly received his first Indian cap. Iyer may ask KKR for a bigger deal now that he is a limited-overs player. Prior to the IPL Auction 2022, he currently has an Rs 8 crore deal.

2. 30 times rise for Ruturaj Gaikwad- Ruturaj Gaikwad won Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2021, similar to Venkatesh Iyer. In addition to making his international debut for India in 2021, the batter for Chennai Super Kings won the Orange Cap. Gaikwad’s compensation was raised to Rs 6 crore before the IPL Auction 2022 as a result of his great achievements.

3. Arshdeep Singh: 20 times the original- Arshdeep Singh, an uncapped Indian bowler, is another player who earned Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2021 but will now earn significantly more. For Rs 4 crore, the Punjab Kings kept the left-arm fast bowler. Before the IPL Auction 2022, the Mohali-based franchise had only two players under contract. Mayank Agarwal, their second retained employee, has likewise seen his compensation increase by more than ten times.

4. Mayank Agarwal: An rise of 12 times Mayank Agarwal was purchased by Punjab Kings for Rs 1 crore at the last IPL super auction in 2018. Prior to the IPL Auction 2022, the right-handed batter’s outstanding performances for Punjab helped him land a Rs 12 crore deal. Punjab may choose Mayank Agarwal as their new captain for the IPL 2022 season as KL Rahul is no longer with the club.

5. 20 times more Abdul Samad- Before the IPL Auction 2022, Abdul Samad, who made Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2021, signed a deal of Rs 4 crore with Sunrisers Hyderabad. The all-around player will be eager to perform at his peak and earn the trust his team has placed in him. Samad is a hard-hitting athlete who has dazzled the IPL with his batting prowess. He will now eagerly anticipate establishing himself as a top all-rounder in the IPL 2022.