Cricket is more like religion in India. The Indian cricketers drive some most expensive cars make while making the nation proud on the big stage and people connect with them, treat them like gods. With every passing year, the love for cricket has been growing here.
The cricketers are trying their best to keep up their game, records and fitness on the check. With the IPL back on track, helping all the players getting financially stronger again, here are the most expensive cars Indian cricketers drive.
10. Shikhar Dhawan – Mercedes GL 350 CDI
One of the finest batsmen in the Indian team. The left-hander is known well for playing strong during crucial score chases. In 142 ODIs, Dhawan has scored 5,977 runs and he makes a wonderful opening pair alongside Rohit Sharma in ODIs. He has a keen interest in luxury cars as well. Dhawan owns a Mercedes GL 350 CDI which costs Rs 80 Lakhs. The car includes an advanced 7G-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox and can reach a maximum speed of 220 kmph.
9. Dinesh Karthik – Porsche Cayman S
Dinesh Kartik who was a former player for Kolkata Knight Riders has represented India in 26 Test matches and 94 ODIs in his career. After being in the shadow of former captain MS Dhoni he has grown well in a few years. In ODIs, he scored a respectable 1,752 runs with an average of 30.21.
On the other hand in the IPL he managed to score 3,946 runs. Kartik owns a Porsche Cayman S. It has a maximum speed of 275 kmph and a tank capacity of 54 litres. The stylish car clocks 100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds. The colour of the car is classic silver with orange and green stripes on the bonnet costing INR 81 lakhs.
8. Suresh Raina – Porsche Boxster S
One of the greatest batsmen in the history of IPL and ODI. Raina has played 200 IPL games, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is.In ODIs, he has scored 5615 runs for India with an average of 35.31. On the other hand he has scored 5,491 runs in IPL. He is one of the core members of the CSK squad. Raina is also a handy part-time bowler.
He has picked 36 ODI wickets in his career. The costliest car the man owns is a Porsche Boxster S with a price tag of Rs 94 Lakhs. The car is in Yellow colour same as that of his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings. The car needs just 4.7 seconds to reach a speed of 100 kmph and has a maximum speed of 275 kmph.
7. Rohit Sharma – BMW M5
Captain of Mumbai Indian and one of the most popular Indian batsmen, Rohit Sharma has played 227 ODIs so far. He averages 48.96 in ODIs and has the highest score of 264. He has been very successful in his Test career as well. His captaincy gave 5 IPL title victories to MI. In 207 IPL games, he has scored 5480 runs.
The opener owns a BMW M5 which cost him Rs 1.5 crore. He mentioned in an interview that he dreamt and always wanted to own this car. The old yet powerful machine is powered by a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine. It generates 560 bhp and a torque of 680 Nm.
6. Hardik Pandya – Land Rover Range Rover
He has been an inspiration to encourage many young people that come from lesser-known places in the country. He taught everyone to chase their dreams no matter what. Pandya has had a story of financial struggles, but now he is one of the most popular names in cricket history. He has played 60 ODIs so far in which he had an average of 34.24.
Pandya has been one of the main contributors down the order. He has picked 55 wickets in the 50 over format and has been important for both the batting and balling for Mumbai Indians. He owns a Land Rover Range Rover luxury SUV. It has a maximum speed of 210 kmph and it takes just 8.3 seconds to reach 100 kmph.
5. Sachin Tendulkar – BMW i8
Known as the “God” of the cricket world who became one of the most popular icons in Cricket history. He has played a record-breaking 200 Test matches and 463 ODIs in his cricket career. He has served 24 years and was the most important batsman in the Indian batting lineup, and managed to score 100 international hundreds.
Apart from batting, he has picked 154 ODI wickets and has played 78 games for Mumbai Indians. Apart from playing cricket, he is the brand ambassador for BMW in India. He owns an i8 with a 1.5-litre cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. This model generates a power of 357 hp and 570 Nm torque. The price tag on the car is Rs 2.62 crore.
4. Hardik Pandya – Lamborghini Huracan Evo
Second-time Hardik Pandya is making his name on the list. As he is a great successful batsman and baller the spots offer him a great salary. With his good taste in supercars, he owns a Lamborghini Huracan which cost him nearly INR 3.73 crores. The car comes with a 5.2-litre V10 engine and can pick up a speed of 100 kmph in 2.9 seconds. Panday has been working hard to pay for his luxurious life.
3. Virat Kohli – Audi R8 V10 LMX
The best batsman of this generation and the current Indian team captain has ruled international cricket with his bat. He struggled a lot to come into the spotlight he is in now but the guidance of the former captain MS dhoni paid off. Kohli is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and has a brand value of INR 1600 crores.
Because of his popularity, he is the preferred choice and ambassador of many brands. Kohli also owns a restaurant in New Delhi. With so much money to spend on, he has a good taste of luxury as well. Being the brand ambassador of Audi India, he owns an Audi R8 V10 that costs around Rs 3 crore. It is powered by a 5.7-litre V10 engine and can produce horsepower of 570 and a torque of 540 Nm.
2. Yuvraj Singh – Lamborghini Murcielago
Played one of the most important matches during the 2011 ICC World Cup. The stylish left-handed batsman scored valuable half-centuries and a century against. Whenever the team was in a desperate situation. He also proved to be an active fielder as well. As a retired player from the Indian team now he enjoys his life in pure luxury.
Yuvraj owns a Lamborghini Murcielago powered by a 6.12 litres naturally aspirated petrol engine with a price tag of Rs 3.6 crores. Apart from that, it can attain a maximum speed of 342 kmph making it the fastest car on the list. He owns an Orange variant of the same.
1.Virender Sehwag – Bentley Continental Flying Spur
The Nawab of Najafgarh has been India’s most classic opener. The car he owns matches his title of ”nawab” given by his fans. Sehwag owns a Bentley Continental Flying Spur that takes just 5.2 seconds to reach the speed of 100 kmph. Adding on, it can reach a maximum speed of the car is 183 kmph and is pure luxury in comfort.
The former opener owns a silver model of the car and has a price tag of Rs 3.74 Crore. Apart from that, he was the vice-captain of the Indian team. He also scored a double century in the limited-overs format against the West Indies in 2011 at Indore. And provided a good lead to the team during 2011 World cup