Mathisha Pathirana LPL Salary: Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the playoffs in IPL 2024, but its veteran bowler Mathisha Pathirana won everyone’s heart with his excellent performance. However, Pathirana could not play the entire match due to injury. He took 13 wickets in six matches. There was some good news for Pathirana as CSK were out of the fight to capture the trophy in the 17th season of IPL. Sri Lankan bowlers have received big money in their country’s top competition. In fact, Colombo Strikers placed a big bet on Pathirana in the Lanka Premier League auction.

Pathirana earned more money in LPL than IPL

Pathirana fetched US$1.20 lakh in the Lanka Premier League auction, which is Rs 99.95 lakh in Indian Rupees. The shocking fact is that Pathirana’s IPL 2024 salary was only Rs 20 lakh. This means that in Lanka Premier League he earned about Rs 80 lakh more than in IPL. Pathirana will play for Colombo Strikers in the upcoming season of LPL.

Despite the fact that Pathirana did not receive big money for playing in the IPL, he received recognition for doing so. Pathirana made his IPL debut under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Last season, he won the IPL title with the team.

Pathirana shares a very close bond with Dhoni. In an interview on the official YouTube channel of Chennai Super Kings, the young bowler praised the team’s former captain MS Dhoni as a father figure in his cricket career. Pathirana explained how Dhoni acts as a father figure in his cricket life, telling him small things that have had a significant impact on his career.

It is noteworthy that in the current season, to reach the playoffs, Chennai Super Kings had to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last league match. However, chasing the target of 219 runs, CSK could only score 191 runs losing 7 wickets and RCB won by 27 runs.