Cricketers and expensive cars share a long-standing association, dating back to the late 1990s. This trend was initiated by Ravi Shastri, who received an Audi 100 in a cricket series, and since then, numerous cricketers have enriched their collections with luxury cars, SUVs, and even sports cars and sports SUVs. Here are some Indian cricketers showcasing their love for speed and luxury through their acquisitions:
BMW i8, BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Lamborghini Urus
As a BMW brand ambassador in India, Sachin Tendulkar boasts an impressive car collection dominated by BMW sedans and SUVs.
Alongside flagship models like the 760 Li, X5 M50d, and M6 Gran Coupe, he owns two exclusive BMWs – the i8 hybrid sports coupe and the limited-edition M5 30 Jahre.
His black Porsche 911 Turbo S adds another dimension to his collection with its 3.7-liter 650 PS twin-turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine. Tendulkar also owns a Lamborghini Urus.
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma possesses top-tier Mercedes-Benz models such as the S-Class sedan and GLS-Class SUV. However, the spotlight shines on his blue Lamborghini Urus, equipped with a 4.0-liter 650 PS twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Rohit recently made headlines for overspeeding his Urus on the Mumbai-Pune expressway.
Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer
Known for their style, cricketers Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer share ownership of the robust Mercedes-AMG G63. Both own silver-colored G63s, featuring a 4.0-liter 577 bhp twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. Shreyas Iyer has even customized his G-Wagen with a striking Brabus kit.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Amidst Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s extensive car and motorcycle collection, the rare Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk stands out. Powered by a formidable 6.2-liter 707 bhp supercharged Hemi V8 engine, it’s one of the most powerful SUVs in the country.
In KL Rahul’s diverse car collection, the white Mercedes-AMG C43 takes center stage. Gifted to him on his birthday, this four-door sports saloon is propelled by a 3.0-liter 333 bhp twin-turbo V6 petrol engine.
Karun Nair and Ambati Rayudu
Karun Nair, the cricketer with a test cricket triple century record, celebrated his achievement by purchasing a red Ford Mustang with a “303” number plate. Former middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu also owns a similar red Ford Mustang.
BMW M8 Coupe
Known for his dynamic batting, Shikhar Dhawan recently added a Range Rover Autobiography to his collection. Among his treasures is a blue BMW M8, the flagship offering from BMW in India, powered by a 4.4-liter 617 bhp twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine.