The popularity of Cricket in India has made it the most financially rewarding sport in the country. BCCI, the Indian cricket board, is the richest board among all the cricket boards in the world. As a result, BCCI has managed to give handsome salaries to Indian cricketers. BCCI had recently released the annual contracts for the Indian men’s national team for 2020-21. The list had 28 Indian players who were allotted contracts between Rs. 1 to Rs. 7 crores.
Other than the BCCI contracts, Indian cricketers also earn huge money through IPL deals. The T20 domestic tournament of India is the biggest cash-rich league in the world. Brand endorsements also enable Indian players to earn huge sums of money every year. With such huge salaries and earnings from playing cricket in India, many cricketers have managed to purchase lavish homes for them and their family. Here we take a look at Indian cricket team players and their lavish houses.
Indian Cricketers And Their Lavish Houses
Although MS Dhoni has retired from international cricket, he is still an active part of India’s most popular tournament Indian Premier League. MS Dhoni and his family used to stay in a three-story apartment in Ranchi earlier. Now the family has shifted to a marvelous farmhouse, named Kailashpati.
The farmhouse is situated at Ranchi’s Ring Road and has all the lavish amenities. The house is built on seven acres of land and is valued at Rs. 6 crores. It comprises an indoor stadium, a swimming pool, a net practicing field, a huge garage, a gymnasium, and even a five-star hotel is present inside the property.
The property has a lot of greenery inside it and also comprises a beautifully landscaped garden and a huge lawn. Last year, MS Dhoni spent a lot of time at this farmhouse when the cricket activities were stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In his free time, MS Dhoni loves to spend time at his farmhouse with his family and pets.
Other than Ranchi’s farmhouse, MS Dhoni is also reportedly going to buy a house in Mumbai. Last year, his wife Shakshi Dhoni had shared a post on Instagram of an under-construction house in Mumbai. She captioned the post, ‘New Home’. Have a look at the post below.
Virat Kohli also owns two lavish houses, one of which is situated in Gurugram and the other is situated in Mumbai. Earlier, Virat Kohli used to live in Meera Bagh, a posh area in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. Later in 2015, the Indian skipper shifted to a newly-constructed home in Gurugram.
His bungalow in Gurugram is situated in DLF City, Block C in Gurugram. The 10,000 square feet bungalow is built at a plot area of about 500 square yards. It has amenities like a quaint bar and a spacious living room.
In 2016, Virat Kohli bought a lavish home in Mumbai and moved to the house later with his wife Anushka Sharma. The 4 BHK flat is part of the Sky Bungalows project situated in the Worli area of Mumbai. The house on the 35th floor offers a magnificent view of the Arabian sea.
The residence has majestic living rooms. spa-like bathrooms, bedrooms, gym area, kitchen, and a kid’s room. It also has 4 parking slots. The house is valued at a whopping Rs. 34 crores. Kohli has shifted from Gurugram to Mumbai and currently stays with his wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika in Mumbai’s home.
Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has always lived in Mumbai. During his childhood, he used to stay in Borivali area of Mumbai with his grandparents. After becoming a successful cricketer, Sharma bought a house in Worli area of Mumbai.
It is a Rs. 30 crore apartment on the 29th floor of Ahuja Towers, a 53-storied building in Worli. The apartment gives a stunning view of the Arabian sea. The Mumbai Indians skipper bought the house in 2015, the same year he got engaged to Ritika Sajdeh. Sharma lives at his Mumbai home with his wife and daughter Samaira.
The residence has 4 bedrooms and covers a distance of 6000 square feet. It also had a big balcony that offers a 270-degree view of the Arabian sea. The home is technologically advanced and its gadgets, lighting, temperature, and entertainment options can be controlled through voice commands and touch panels. The Ahuja Towers complex has amenities like Jacuzzi, swimming pool, mini-theatre, spa, sky cafe, and a chef-on-demand.
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja hails from Jamnagar in Gujarat. The all-rounder is a crucial part of the Indian team in all three formats. Jadeja has an extravagant bungalow in his home town Jamnagar in Gujarat.
Jadeja’s bungalow a 4-storey spacious house where the Indian cricketer lives with his family. The bungalow has massive doors and its vintage design and fort-type architecture give it a royal vibe. The bungalow has space for a gym and also open space for outdoor exercises. Jadeja had shared a video of his house on Instagram earlier. Have a look at the video below.
Other than the bungalow, Jadeja also has a farmhouse in Gujarat. He visits his farmhouse occasionally. He also has a horse at his farmhouse and knows horse riding. Jadeja has earlier shared photos of his horse and farm on Instagram. Have a look at the photo below.
Shikhar Dhawan earlier used to live in a house in Melbourne, Australia but he sold his house in 2019. Now, he has a bungalow in Delhi where he lives with his family. Dhawan married Ayesha Mukherjee in 2012. She is a professional boxer from Australia who had two daughters from her first marriage. Dhawan has adopted both the girls.
The couple has a son named Zoravar, who was born in 2015. Shikhar Dhawan lives with his wife Ayesha, son Zoravar, and two dogs Chloe and Valentine at his Delhi bungalow at present. Last year during the lockdown in India, Dhawan had shared numerous photos and videos of his Delhi home.
Dhawan bungalow has a spacious living room and two-part bedrooms. It has attractive interiors with a set of wooden coffee tables, creamy marble floors, ivory walls, etc. His living room has extra open space for workouts. It also had an open balcony which serves as a good spot for outdoor exercise.
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the finest pacers in international cricket presently. The Indian pacer recently married sports presenter Sanjana Ganeshan in a private ceremony in Goa. Bumrah also owns a beautiful house in Mumbai.
Bumrah’s house in Mumbai has a balcony garden. His bedroom has a light color texture and wooden floors. The apartment also has an entertainment room with a comfortable seater for relaxing and playing video games. There is also ample space for exercising with gym accessories.
In his childhood, Bumrah used to stay in Gujarat. He used to play for the Baroda team at the domestic level. However, he now has a close relation with Mumbai as he has been part of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians since his debut in 2013 in the Indian Premier League.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya lives in a lavish penthouse in Vadodara, Gujarat. He lives with his brother Krunal Pandya, who has also played for the national team on few occasions and is the captain of Baroda domestic team.
Hardik Pandya is a prominent all-rounder for India and has been a regular part of the national setup for the last 4-5 years. The Pandya brothers live a in 6000 square feet apartment with their wives and mother. The penthouse was built after merging 4 flats of the floor into a single apartment. The bedrooms of both the cricketers have world-class interiors.
The house has a 2500 square feet garden zone. The penthouse also has a gymnasium, home theatre, large living room space, and a stylish balcony. The balcony also has ample space to play indoor games.
Indian cricketer and Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer also owns an apartment in Mumbai. Iyer’s apartment is spread over 2,618 square feet. It is situated at the World Towers in the Lower Patel area of Mumbai.
Iyer bought the apartment for Rs. 11.85 crores. Last year during the lockdown, Shreyas Iyer had shared photos of his home in Mumbai. His house has a separate space for gymming, where all the gym accessories are stationed.
Shreyas Iyer is another Indian cricketer who has rose to the limelight with his performance in IPL. For the last 2 years, he has been a regular part of India’s limited-overs squad.
Ajinkya Rahane is vice-captain of India’s Test team. He is a regular part of India’s team squad. Rahane belongs to Mumbai and has been living in Mumbai since his young days. He is a popular national cricketer from Mumbai.
At present, he has a house in the Matunga area of Mumbai. He lives there with his wife and daughter. Ajinkya Rahane is regularly sharing photos and videos shot at a home, which has glimpses of his Mumbai apartment.
Rahane’s apartment has a spacious balcony where Rahane likes to do some outdoor exercises. His apartment also has a gym area, where he has a set of gymming exercises. His home also has exercising types of equipment like a treadmill and air bike.
Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal came to the limelight with his incredible performance for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Chahal has been a crucial choice for a spinner in the Indian team in the limited-overs format.
Chahal lives in Delhi with his family that consists of his wife, mother, and father. Chahal owns a lavish apartment, glimpses of which have been seen in his Instagram videos in the past.
His residence has a stylish appeal. There is a sharp stairway, which has triangular steps and a glass railing. His bedroom was visible in one of the Instagram posts. It featured a huge TV, wooden stairs, comfortable armchairs, and mood lighting that goes with the beauty of the bedroom.
India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lives in Tamil Nadu. Ashwin is a prominent part of the Indian team in the Test format at present. He was part of the Indian team’s triumphs in ICC ODI World 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013 when he played under former India skipper MS Dhoni.
Although Ashwin does not make the cut in the team in the ODIs and T20Is, he is a regular member of the Test team. In IPL, he plays for Delhi Capitals. Ashwin owns a gorgeous home in West Mambalam in Chennai, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
Ashwin’s apartment has beautiful interiors. It consists of a spacious living room with wooden floors. His house also consists of a home office for his wife Prithi Ashwin, who manages his cricket academy and runs a marketing company. Ashwin’s house also has a garden and space for exercise and gymming.
KL Rahul is a cricketer who is a regular part of the Indian team in all three formats at present. The wicket-keeper batsman plays as an opener but is also useful at the middle-order. KL Rahul belongs to Karnataka and has a lavish home in Bengaluru.
KL Rahul’s home has a beautiful balcony, where the Indian cricketer loves to exercise. His home has a lot of open spaces. His home workout sessions give an insight into his Bengaluru home in detail. Have a look at the videos below.