- Nasima Akter
10 Cricket Players and Their Luxury Cars
Famous cricket players are known for many things. Aside from their skills on the field and many achievements, some successful players end up as a favorite among fans. With that in mind, these players’ personal lives inevitably become a point of interest. From romantic relationships to sweet moments with their family, there are plenty of cricket players who have their personal lives shared with the public. One popular topic that makes headlines and social media is the luxuries they get to enjoy and own.
A common luxury item among cricket players and some athletes, in general, is luxury cars. There are plenty of models that can be considered luxury vehicles. A few athletes even own more than one premium vehicle. These are some notable players and the luxury cars they own:
Suresh Raina – Porsche Boxster S INR 94 Lakhs
Suresh Raina is another former Indian cricket player who owns his share of luxury cars. When he was still a player, he played 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is. In ODIs, he has scored 5615 runs for India with an average of 35.31. Suresh Raina is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has featured in 200 IPL matches and scored a total of 5491 runs, making him a crucial member of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad. Additionally, Raina also contributes as a handy part-time bowler, having taken 36 ODI wickets throughout his career.
Raina's outstanding abilities on the cricket pitch made him one of India's richest players, despite not playing in some major tournaments. He treasures a yellow Porsche Boxster S, which can reach a top speed of 275 kmph and go from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.7 seconds - the same color as his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings.
Dinesh Karthik – Porsche Cayman S INR 81 lakhs
Indian professional cricketer and commentator Dinesh Karthik made a considerable record in his career. He represented Team India in 26 Test matches and 94 ODIs. Despite spending most of his career in the shadow of MS Dhoni, Karthik performed decently. In ODIs, he had scored 1752 runs at an average of 30.21. During his career, he has become a veteran in the IPL and continues to be a notable figure in the sport.
He is also one of the many cricketers that have a car collection. Among his collection, Karthik owns a Porsche Cayman S. It is a luxury car with a maximum speed of 275 kmph and a tank capacity of 54 liters. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds. Aside from this, Karthik's Porsche Cayman S is a classic silver model with orange and green stripes on the bonnet, adding to its stylish appearance.
Shikhar Dhawan – Mercedes GL 350 CDI INR 80 lakh
Who is Shikhar Dhawan? Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian left-handed opening batsman and occasional captain of the Indian national cricket team. He also captains the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League and plays for Delhi in first-class cricket. He is known as a stylish player who has so far played 184 games and has scored 5576 runs.
His luxury car is a Mercedes GL 350 CDI. This model is a high-end SUV equipped with a cutting-edge 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, and capable of reaching a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour.
Virender Sehwag – Bentley Continental Flying Spur INR 3.74 Crore
Virender Sehwag, nicknamed The Nawab of Najafgarh, is a former Indian cricketer who represented India from 1999 to 2013. During his time as a player, Sehwag became known as the most destructive batsman of his era. Moreover, he served as the vice-captain of the Indian team. During the limited-overs tournament in 2011, he smashed a double century against the West Indies at Indore. Aside from this, he provided great starts to the Indian team during the 2011 World Cup.
Sehwag possesses a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.2 seconds and has a maximum speed of 183 kmph. The former opener's car is a silver model.
Hardik Pandya – Lamborghini Huracan Evo INR 3.73 crore
Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium for India’s cricket team. He has played in all 3 formats for India and also plays for the Baroda cricket team in domestic cricket. During his career, Pandya has been the savior for Team India in desperate situations. Therefore, he has been awarded a heavy salary.
Pandya is known for his lavish way of living, and he currently possesses a range of luxury items. The stylish all-rounder takes pride in owning a Lamborghini Huracan worth almost INR 3.73 crores. It is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that can reach 100 kmph in a mere 2.9 seconds.
Overall, Pandya’s remarkable all-around abilities have elevated him to the status of a superstar in the Indian team.
Yuvraj Singh – Lamborghini Murcielago INR 3.6 crore
Yuvraj Singh, a retired Indian international cricketer, had played in all formats of the game. As a player, he was a talented left-handed batsman who played a significant role in the 2007 T20 World Cup team and the 2011 World Cup. Aside from this, Yuvraj would always step up and take charge whenever the team was in a desperate situation. Additionally, he was a superb fielder during his playing days.
Yuvraj Singh has a car collection, and one luxury car he owns is a Lamborghini Murcielago. The vehicle features a powerful 6.12-liter petrol engine and is capable of reaching a top speed of 342 kmph. This model makes it the fastest car in his collection, just like how Yuvraj was known for his speed on the field during his prime. The Lamborghini owned by Yuvraj is a striking orange color.
Virat Kohli – Audi R8 V10 LMX INR 3 crore
Virat Kohli is one of the biggest superstars in the Indian cricket community. He has dominated international cricket with his bat for more than ten years and is considered one of the best. Kohli’s success can be measured by the fact that he is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Given his popularity with many brands, he has been known to own more than a few luxury items.
When it comes to cars, he owns an Audi R8 V10. Kohli is the brand ambassador for a luxury car company in India and the high-end vehicle is worth approximately INR 3 crore. It is equipped with a 5.7-liter V10 engine that generates 570 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque.
Sachin Tendulkar – BMW i8 INR 2.62 crore
Sachin Tendulkar is a name known throughout the cricket community. Even in his retirement, Tendulkar remains someone who left a mark as a cricket player. For over 24 years, he was the most important batsman in the Indian batting lineup. During his career, his contributions earned him the title of the “master” and fans have taken to call him a Master Blaster. Even after retiring, Sachin is still getting recognition for his achievements in cricket.
When it comes to luxury cars, Tendulkar owns a BMW i8. He is the brand ambassador for BMW in India. It features a 1.5-liter cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, producing 357 horsepower and 570 Nm torque.
Shreyas Iyer - Mercedes-AMG G 63 4Matic SUV INR. 2.45 crore
Shreyas Iyer is an Indian cricketer who bats right-handed and represents the Indian cricket team in all formats of the game. While he does not hold as many records compared to the other listed players, he is still considered a formidable player for his team.
In his career, the cricketer bought a lavish Mercedes-AMG G 63 4Matic SUV for Rs. 2.45 crore. This high-end vehicle is a top model of the popular G-Wagon series and comes equipped with an AMG 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine that generates an output of 430 kW (577 bhp) and a peak torque of 850 Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds, showcasing its impressive speed.
Rohit Sharma – BMW M5 INR 1.5 crore
Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer considered one of the best batsmen of his generation and one of the greatest opening batters of all time. He is known for his timing, elegance, six-hitting abilities, and leadership skills. In addition to an amazing record as a player, Sharma has made himself known to be a great captain.
Sharma fulfilled his dream of owning a BMW M5, a powerful car with a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 petrol engine that generates 560 bhp and 680 Nm of torque. In addition to this prized possession, he also owns other cars such as the BMW X3 and Skoda Laura.