Indian cricketers are under a lot of pressure, especially the ones, who represent their national teams. Fans and the sides expect a lot from them. They play around the globe and ply their craft in various tournaments. If they do well, they go on to become role models and aspirants look up to them.
The game is also a chance for them to earn big bucks and thereby they lead a luxurious life. They resort to buying some exclusive brands and become trendsetters, attracting the younger generation. The players also add some expensive watches in their collection in order to add to their style statement.
In the article, let’s take a look at 10 Indian cricketers with the most expensive watches
Hardik Pandya- INR 81,00,000
Apart from his prowess on the field, Hardik Pandya is known for his swagger off the field as well. The Baroda all-rounder is pretty active on social media platforms where he keeps on uploading photos, wearing some funky clothes. Back in October, he underwent a back surgery in the United Kingdom.
After the operation, Hardik shared a picture, giving a thumbs up. But Rahul Ganjoo, Zomato’s vice-president, noticed him wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, which costs around INR 81 lakhs. Ganjoo stated that to avail such costly watches, there is an eight-year waitlist to get on the waitlist.
Mayank Dagar- INR 39,57,000
Mayank Dagar, the all-rounder from Himachal Pradesh, is yet to find his feet on the field at the age of 22. But when it comes to style statement, the Young Turk should be right up there. The Delhi-born player owns a Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire watch, the retail price of which is INR 39,57,000.
Last year, Dagar made the headlines after he surpassed Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, in the yo-yo test. Even as Virat recorded 19, Dagar put on 19,3, also overhauling Manish Pandey’s tally of 19.2. He was also a part of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL, albeit he hasn’t gotten a chance thus far.
Harbhajan Singh- INR 32,87,000
Harbhajan Singh may not be in the Indian selectors’ scheme of things, but he grabs the limelight, being active on Twitter and Instagram. The tweaker also keeps up with the latest trends in the fashion world. Bhajji, as his is popularly known, owns a Hublot King Power F1 India Gold Limited watch.
The retail price of the watch is INR 32,87,000. Harbhajan is amongst the leading wicket-takers in Test cricket, second only to Muttiah Muralitharan in the off-spinners’ list. Though he hasn’t played at the highest level for quite some years, he has been playing in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings since 2018.
Virender Sehwag- 46,00,000
Virender Sehwag has taken to commentary after his glorious career for Team India in all the three formats of the game. While his witty tweets on social media have attracted criticism, they have been doses of laughter and humour as well. The Nawab of Najafgarh also has some expensive things in store.
The former batter has an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calender Titanium watch. In the retail market, it costs INR 46,50,000. As far as his on-field potential is concerned, he liked to take bowling attacks apart and is still the only Indian batsman with two triple tons in Test cricket.
Suresh Raina- INR 93,92,000
Suresh Raina has played some great knocks, wearing the Indian colours. But somehow, the stylish southpaw hasn’t managed to hold on to his spot in the national team. Having last played for the nation back in July 2018 against England, chances of him making a comeback for India look remote.
He is also regarded as one of the best fielders the country has ever produced. Of late, he went through a knee surgery in Amsterdam. Raina also doesn’t mind owning some expensive matters. He has a Richard Mile RM11-03 watch and it has a retail price of a jaw-dropping INR 93,92,000.
Sachin Tendulkar- INR 42,00,000
Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket way back in 2013. But a plethora of his numbers still remain unscathed. The Master Blaster is the only batsman in the planet with as many as 100 centuries for Team India. The veteran also got a T20 century for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL.
Even after hanging his boots, he kept being a part of the IPL team’s setup. The 46-year-old is no less trendy than some of the young cricketers. Sachin, who’s also the highest run-scorer in international cricket owns a Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch, which has a retail price of INR 42,31,000.
Virat Kohli- INR 31,94,000
When it comes to fashion, there’s very few, who comes close to Virat Kohli. The Delhi-born has a chiselled body and sports a funky beard. To add to his glitz and glamour, he has some expensive watches. Kohli owns a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A 001 with a retail price of INR 31,94,000.
Virat made his debut back in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. Apart from scoring runs at a heavy rate, Kohli has been successful as well as the skipper of the Indian team. He already has over 20,000 runs at the highest level with 69 tons to his name. At 30, he is speculated to record a number of records.
Rohit Sharma- INR 24,89,000
Rohit Sharma has come up the ranks, especially after being made an opener in 2013. He has been a linchpin of the Indian top order and has shown his class even as a Test opener. Earlier this year, he became the first batsman with as many as five tons in a single edition of the 50-overs World Cup.
In the absence of Kohli, Rohit has also led the Indian team with dignity, winning a few multi-lateral trophies as well. In the IPL, he captains the Mumbai franchise. Coming to the watch he has, Rohit owns Royal Oak Offshore Masato Black Leather Watch. It has a retail price of INR 24,89,000.
Jasprit Bumrah- INR 24,64,000
Jasprit Bumrah is currently out of action after developing a stress fracture on his lower back and is expected to return next year. The speedster has weaved magic in all the three formats with his ability to bowl the yorkers. A couple of months ago, Bumrah also got a hat-trick versus West Indies.
He got injured ahead of the home series against South Africa and was replaced by Umesh Yadav. As far as his style statement is concerned, he is up with the trends as well and isn’t far behind from some of his teammates. The pacer has a Rolex Daytona watch with a retail price of INR 24,64,000.
Ishan Kishan- INR 23,78,500
Ishan Kishan has been knocking the doors of the selectors for quite some time now. He is a fearless batsman, who doesn’t mind playing his strokes freely. The southpaw has been a part of the India ‘A’ team and has a bright future in the offing. Kishan plays for Jharkhand in the Indian domestic circuit.
He has played for the Mumbai team in the cash-rich IPL. He was the skipper of the India U19 team in the 2019 World Cup. Kishan is also a stylish lot and is wary of his looks. The left-hander sports a tattoo on his hand. Moreover, he has a Rolex Day Date watch with a retail price of INR 23,78,500.
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