While left-handed opener Dhawan has received 87.76 lakh, Kohli has pocketed Rs 83.07 lakh as his share, according to information on the website of the Indian cricket board on payments over Rs 25 lakh made in May.
The lowest amount has been secured by Varun Aaron (Rs32.15 lakh). The players have also received their match fees for the three home series held last season - versus New Zealand, England and Australia.
Players have also been given the tax free portion of thecash award announced by the BCCI and Test ranking prize moneythat the Board has received from the International CricketCouncil as well as a portion of retainers.
Senior left-arm paceman Ashish Nehra has received Rs1.52 crore as injury compensation for IPL 2016. Five former women cricketers, including Diana Edulji who is a member of the Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Committee of Administrators, have received Rs 30 lakh each as one-timebenefit from BCCI.
The other four are Anjum Chopra, Neetu David, ShubhangiKulkarni and Sudha Shah. BCCI has also spent Rs 3 crore as land registration costfor the NPA in Bengaluru.