5 Expensive cars owned by Indian cricketers: Cricket in India is just not a game, but a religion. The fan base for cricket, here, is unreal. Once in his lifetime, almost every man in India dreams of representing his nation in the prestigious sport. So, quite obviously, the sport’s adept enough to make a player a millionaire overnight.
Cricket found its foot set on the Indian soil after India lifted the Cricket World Cup for the first time in 1983. The next revolution cricket’s market saw was in 1993 when the BCCI sold the TV rights to ESPN for a mammoth $650k.
The central character of this revolutionization story was the future master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. MS Dhoni, alongside Sachin, paved the way for cricketers to feature in commercials which was until then reserved just for cine-stars But things just took off in 2008 when the BCCI introduced the IPL.
The league proved to be the major game-changer in terms of how cricket was seen by the world and the market. Many star players made humungous sums of money from the league, and many unknown faces found the limelight.
Men have a special love and passion for cars, which keep the adrenaline on a higher side. The IPL paved the way for some elite players to fulfill their dreams, allowing them with the budget to afford the elusive costly cars.
Here, we have the top 5 expensive cars owned by Indian cricketers.
5) Sachin Tendulkar
The master blaster, who played a major role in cricket’s monetary revolution in the country, shows up on the list. Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of BMW in India. He owns a lot of BMW cars, but the most special among them is the BMW i8.
The car is worth INR 2.62 crores and comes with a 1.5-litre cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. The car can generate up to 357 horsepower and 570 Nm torque. Apart from BMW, Sachin has also had Mercedes and Ferrari cars.
4) Virat Kohli
The star Indian batsman is the face of Indian cricket. With over 12000 runs in the ODI format, he currently bosses the format. Kohli has a brand value of over $237 million and is known for his lavish lifestyle off the field.
He has a great passion for cars. He is the brand ambassador of Audi in India and owns a luxurious Audi R8 V10 car. It costs around INR 3 crores and is powered by a 5.7-litre V10 engine. Also, the car has a horsepower of 570 and a torque of 540 Nm.
3) Yuvraj Singh
From winning the World Cup for India to battling cancer, Yuvraj Singh has faced a lot of ups and downs in his life. The only Indian to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket, Yuvraj Singh, owns a prestigious Lamborghini Murcielago.
The car costs INR 3.6 crores and comes with a 6.12 litre petrol engine. Additionally, the car has the highest achievable speed of 342 kmph.
2) Hardik Pandya
Just like Kohli, Hardik Pandya is also known for his lavish lifestyle. The Baroda lad owns a Lamborghini Huracán Evo which is worth Rs.3.73 crores. The car comes with a 5.2-liter V10 engine, which can pick up a speed of 100 kmph in just 2.9 seconds.
Apart from this, the Mumbai Indian’s all-rounder owns a Land Rover Range Rover worth INR 1.82 crores and a Mercedes-AMG G63.
1) Virender Sehwag
Sehwag is the only Indian to hit two triple centuries in test cricket. The second Indian to hit a double century in ODI cricket, Virender Sehwag, has had a great love for luxury cars.
He owns a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The car is worth a mammoth amount of INR 3.74 crores. The car can attain a maximum speed of 183 kmph and can reach 100 kmph within 5.2 seconds. Viru owns a silver model of this car.