7 Indian Cricketers with Most Expensive Watches
Cricketers are under a lot of pressure for delivering stellar performances during the matches. Fans from both sides have high hopes for them. They play international matches and ply their craft in various tournaments. These cricketers are some of the highest-paid athletes in the world. While their numbers are not as many as footballers or F1 drivers, players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, M.S. Dhoni, and Rohit Sharma are well paid for their performances on the field.
You must have seen Dhoni finish the game with his signature drives and Jasprit Bumrah making lives difficult for the opposition with his jaw-dropping Yorkers and bouncers. But apart from their on-field charisma, have you ever wondered what they like to have on their wrists? With multi-million dollar contracts comes a luxurious lifestyle. And these players don’t forget to don them. It turns out, cricketers are incredibly fond of watches, and while some of them have a unique and classy taste in luxury brands, few of them prefer the most unusual ones.
Cricketers resort to purchasing some exclusive timepieces and become trendsetters, attracting the youth. They also frequently buy more watches in their collection in order to add to their style statement. This article mentions the top 7 cricketers with the most expensive watches.
You wouldn’t want to mess with this guy on the field. Apart from his prowess during the matches, Hardik Pandya is well-known for his elegant style off the field. The Gujarat-born all-rounder grabs the limelight being active on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, where he keeps on uploading photographs, wearing some funky clothes.
Back in 2019, after undergoing successful back surgery in the United Kingdom, he uploaded a photograph giving a thumbs up. It was not until Rahul Ganjoo, Zomato’s Vice President, noticed him sporting a costly Patek Philippe Nautilus watch with a retail price of INR 81 lakhs. Ganjoo said in a statement that in order to avail such luxury timepieces, there is an eight-year waitlist to get on it.
When he sticks to the crease, he becomes the opposition’s nightmare. Consequently, very few sportsmen can come close to Virat Kohli when it comes to fashion. The Delhi-born has a fit body and sports a funky beard. To add to his elegance and charisma, he is a collector of some of the most expensive watches. Amongst others, he owns a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A 001 that costs around INR 31,94,000.
Kohli made his debut back in 2008, and since then, he hasn’t looked back. Apart from breaking a number of records on the field, Kohli has been a successful skipper of the Indian team. He already has more than 20,000 runs at the highest level, with 69 tons to his name.
Sachin Tendulkar — the cricketer renowned for never giving up, who is a believer of his skills, and had literally turned it around for his team until he retired from international cricket back in 2013. However, his records remain untouched. The ‘Master Blaster’ is the only all-rounder on the planet with as many as 100 centuries for Team India. Moreover, he got a T20 Century for the IPL team Mumbai Indians (MI) while he was still playing.
He continued to be a part of the IPL team’s setup even after he retired from T20 cricket. Not only is he one of the classiest cricketers in the History of cricket, but also the highest run-scorer who owns a Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch that costs around INR 42,31,000.
The all-rounder from Himachal Pradesh, Mayank Dagar, is yet to find his way into the field at the age of 22. However, when it comes to making a style statement, he is right at the top. He is the proud owner of a Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire watch that has a retail price of INR 39,57,000.
In 2019, he made it to the headlines for his showing in the yo-yo test, surpassing Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He played for the domestic team of Himachal Pradesh and was also a part of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL.
The ‘Turbanator’ may not be in the Indian selectors’ scheme of things, but he steals the show, being active on Instagram and Twitter. He is one of the best spinners in the History of cricket, and hence, he must wear a watch to match his level. Lovingly known as ‘Bhajji’ by the cricket fanatics, he owns a Hublot King Power F1 India Gold Limited Watch. The cost of the watch is INR 32, 87,000.
Bhajji is amongst the leading wicket-takers in Test cricket, next to Muttiah Muralitharan in the off-spinners’ list. Though he hasn’t played in the Indian cricket team as of late, he is a regular member of the IPL’s Chennai Super Kings since 2018.
Virender Sehwag has taken over to commentary after his illustrious career with the Indian cricket team in all three versions of the game. He is also an active member of Twitter and is known for his witty tweets that have attracted criticism. Apart from uploading photographs on the internet, the Nawab of Najafgarh also flashes his expensive gadgets from time to time.
The former batsman owns an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Titanium watch that costs INR 46, 50,000 in the retail market. Sehwag is the only cricketer in Indian History with two triple tons in Test cricket.
Another cricketer who is equally respected and cherished is Suresh Raina. He has played some great knocks for the Indian cricket team. Back in August, he announced his retirement alongside M.S. Dhoni. Moreover, he has to cancel his IPL season because of the injustice done to his family.
Raina is also known as one of the best fielders in the Indian cricket team. Just like other cricketers, he doesn’t mind owning some expensive gadgets. He owns a Richard Mile RM-03 watch with a retail price of a staggering INR 93,92,000. Prior to his retirement, he underwent knee surgery but called off his career, honoring his friendship with M.S.Dhoni.
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