By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
Cricket is a sport across the globe, but it is a religion in India and cricketers enjoy immense fame and gigantic media coverage compared to other sportspersons for sure. However, in recent years, the people of this cricket-crazy nation aren't just concerned about their performance on the field and their personal life. The new generation of cricket fanatics wants to be updated on everything that happens in a cricketer's life, from knowing about their girlfriends and wives to being extra curious about their net worth.
One of the most searched things about a cricketer's life other than the runs he scores or the wickets he has taken is the cars he has parked in his garage. In recent years, we have seen numerous Indian cricketers ruling the headlines for adding some super-expensive cars to their already rich car collections. Today, we will take you inside some famous Indian cricketers' luxurious garages.
Indian cricketer, Shikhar Dhawan is the proud owner of cars like Audi A6, BMW 6 GT, Range Rover Sports, Mercedes Benz, and many others. However, the ace batsman had added a brand new German beauty into his collection in 2021. The Delhi Capital's batsman had purchased the extremely powerful BMW M8 Coupe in the jaw-dropping bold black colour. Its surprising key specifications clearly justify its mammoth price tag of Rs. 2.18 crores.
Shikhar Dhawan's BMW M8 Coupe has been announced the winner of Performance Car of the Year at the prestigious Car and Bike Awards in 2021. The reason why it bagged the award goes to the fact that it has one of the most powerful engines in the world, a 4.4-litre V8 twin-turbocharged motor. The engine can produce 592 bhp and 750 Nm of power, equipped with the claim that it clocks 100kmph in just 3.3 seconds.
Former Indian captain, Virat Kohli is in love with the British automotive company, Bentley, as the cricketer had bought the luxurious Bentley Continental GT worth Rs. 3.8 crores in 2019, and in the following year, he had bought the audacious Bentley Flying Spur worth Rs. 3.74 crores.
The Flying Spur is Bentley's one of the most expensive cars, and with Matrix headlamps, W12 engine, and the unique uninterrupted design, this sedan is truly a masterpiece. Talking about Virat Kohli's car collection, then there are some jaw-dropping cars at his disposal. From the royal Land Rover Vogue, Audi RS5, to Audi Q7.
Often regarded as the 'God of Cricket', Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest and most respected players in cricket history. From breaking records to lifting trophies, Sachin had won everything that is out there to win in his illustrious career and is nothing but an inspiration for millions of aspiring cricketers across the globe. However, Sachin is also an inspiration for car enthusiasts, as his car collection is nothing less than a mini auto expo.
The list of luxurious cars parked at Sachin Tendulkar's garage includes the likes of BMW 750Li M Sport, BMW X5M 50d, BMW M5, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Nissan GT-R, Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG, Maruti Esteem, and the Maruti 800.
However, Sachin's BMW i8 deserves a special mention as it is the most expensive car owned by the cricketer, as its cost is Rs. 2.54 crores. The hybrid sports car is also famous for its breathtaking design and has the ability to produce 357 hp of power.
Harbhajan Singh holds the record of the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off-spinner in the history of world cricket. There are tons of accolades and records to his name, but not many people know that he is crazily in love with expensive cars.
Talking about Harbhajan's luxurious car collection, it features the likes of BMW X6, Mercedes GLS350, BMW 520D. However, the most prized car in Harbhajan's garage is the robust Hummer H2. In 2009, the cricketer had imported the iconic SUV from London at an estimated price tag of Rs. 1.11 crores.
Apart from his record-breaking strikes on the cricket field, Hardik Pandya is renowned for his fashion quotient, love for expensive outfits, and luxurious car collection. Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya hails from a middle-class family and with his immense hard work and dedication, he has managed to park Toyota Etios, Jeep Compass, Audi A6, Range Rover Vogue, Jeep, and Porsche Cayenne in his garage.
However, there's one car in Hardik Pandya's collection that speaks everything about his insane passion for cars, and that is the luxurious Lamborghini Huracan Evo. The masterpiece is one of its kind and truly an exceptional supercar whose estimated price is around Rs. 3.73 crores. The powerful bright sunshine orange Lamborghini is more than just a car.
Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh was nothing less than a nightmare for bowlers, and a mere glimpse of his legacy can be understood by the fact that he had hit six sixes against New Zealand's Stuard Broad in 2007. With so many unforgettable moments like this one, Yuvraj is truly one of the greatest Indian cricketers. And, apart from his true love for cricket, Yuvraj also holds a special place for luxury cars in his heart.
From BMW X6M, BMW M3, Audi Q5, BMW 3 series, Mini Countrymen, BMW M5, to Lamborghini Murcielago, every single car exhibits royalty. However, there's no doubt that his orange coloured Lamborghini is the star of his elite car collection.
With a V12 petrol engine that can produce 631 Bhp, this racing DNA unleased car is Yuvraj's pride and the cricketer had purchased it for a whopping price of Rs. 3 crores.
There's nothing new we can say to describe Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as he is inarguably the most loved cricketer in the history of Indian cricket. From his dreamy records to match-winning performances, MS Dhoni holds a massive fanbase across the globe. Of course, every fan of the cricketer is aware of his passion for bikes, but only a few know that he is also the owner of some high-priced supercars that are quite rare in India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's car collection includes Ferrari 599 GTO, Confederate Hellcat X132, Hummer H2, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, and Porsche 911. However, out of all these luxury cars, MS Dhoni had spent the most amount of money on the Porsche 911. As per Financial Express, the supercar was priced at a whopping Rs 2.50 crore.
The most loved Indian cricketer, KL Rahul, has won the hearts of many with his dashing looks and remarkable skills when playing on the field. KL Rahul is not only the captain of the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but is also an essential part of India's ODI series. KL Rahul is a big luxury car lover, and most of his cars are fast and powerful. In fact, all his luxury cars are costly.
Kl Rahul owns the Audi R8, which costs Rs. 2 crores, a Range Rover Velar around Rs. 1 crore, and an Aston Martin DB11, which he had bought for a price of Rs. 1 crore, BMW SUV cost Rs. 70 lakhs, Mercedes C43 AG worth Rs. 75 lakhs. However, KL Rahul's most expensive car is the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, which he had purchased in a sum of Rs. 5 crores.
Indian cricketer, Rohit Sharma is renowned in world cricket for his aggressive batting and is often compared to cricketing legends like Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards. The Arjuna Award recipient is also popular among youngsters for his swanky cars, which he had purchased by splashing a lot of money.
The luxury cars parked inside Rohit Sharma's garage are Skoda Laura, BMW M5, Mercedes GLS 350D, Innova Crysta, BMW X3, and Toyota Fortuner. But the one that is exceptionally close to his heart is his Lamborghini Urus, his most expensive car, as he had purchased it at an estimated price of Rs. 3.15 crores.
Former Indian international cricketer, Suresh Raina is often regarded as one of the greatest fielders in the history of world cricket. The left-handed middle-order batsman had announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on August 15, 2020. However, his contribution to Indian cricket's rich history will never be forgotten. Although Suresh Raina always prefers to keep his personal life private, one aspect of his life has time and again created quite a stir in the media, and that is his Land Range Rover.
The media has snapped the cricketer travelling in his royal car on multiple occasions, and it is always a sight to behold as he had looked nothing less than a king while coming out of his luxurious car. The price of Suresh Raina's Land Range Rover is estimated to be around Rs. 2.10 crores. The cricketer's garage is also the home of high-priced cars like Mini Cooper, Porsche Boxter, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and BMW-Sedan.
There can be no denial in saying that Indian cricketers have not only upscaled the nation's domination in world cricket. But have also left no stone unturned to make their dreams come true by parking some luxurious supercars in their garages.