Indian cricketers are the highest paid cricketers in the world. It needs to be understand that India is the second most populated country in the world after China, and Chinese don’t play international cricket yet. So, this makes India the most populated cricket playing nation.
From television rights to brand endorsement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) makes the maximum amount of money, and other cricket board is anywhere close to BCCI when it makes to revenue.
If we talk about central contracts and match fees given by the cricket boards across the world, BCCI is a clear number 1, that too by a very big margin. But the cricketers make the highest chunk of their incomes from brad endorsement.
Due to their mass reach and respective armies of fans, brands mostly rope-in popular names from Indian cricket, to market their brand. From mobile phones to luxury cars, you will Indian cricketers endorsing almost every thing in India. Recently, the Indian captain Virat Kohli signed a 100-crore deal with Puma. Over the years, we have seen cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni getting huge amount for brand endorsement, but Virat Kohli, with his high commercial value, is breaking all records.
So, from 22 yards to the big market of endorsements, Virat Kohli is breaking records everywhere.
In this post, The Cricket Lounge’s Divey Chawla lists the most expensive watches wore by popular Indian cricketers.
1) Sachin Tendulkar
Watch: Audemars Piguet Carbon Concept Tourbillon
Price: Approx Rs 1.3crore
Former Indian cricketer and arguably the best batsman in cricket history, Sachin Tendulkar is a big time lover of rare and costly watches. The costliest watch in Sachin’s drawer is Audemars Piguet Concept Tourbillon worth INR 1.3 crore.
2) MS Dhoni
Watch: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee
Price: Rs 26,78,000
Former Indian captain and one of the most loved and respected cricketers in the world, MS Dhoni is also a huge fan of watches. Dhoni’s most expensive watch is Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee, which is worth INR 26,78,000.
3) Yuvraj Singh
Watch: Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Time Limited Edition ‘Yuvraj’
India’s swashbuckling batsman Yuvraj Singh has a watch named after by Ulysse Nardin. The watch is ‘Executive dual time limited edition’ and it a very classy watch that can make your formal look all the more appealing.
4) Umesh Yadav
Watch: Graham Silverstone Stowe GMT
Price: Rs 6,73,000
India’s fast bowler Umesh Yadav also likes wearing classy watches. The fast bowler’s most loved watch is Graham Silverstone Stowe GMT, which is worth INR 6,73, 000
5) Virat Kohli
Watch: Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Price: Rs 6,29,000
As per an article published on GQIndia.com, in 2015, Virat Kohli’s most loved watch was Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT 3 Days Automatic Acciai, which is worth INR 6,29,000. We are sure that the Indian captain must have updated his collection, conserving the amount of bucks he is making. THIS DOESN’T MEAN WE ARE JELOUS. OKAY, WE ARE 😉
6) Rohit Sharma
Watch: Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 45mm Mens Watch
Price: INR 7,63,750
Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket. The big hitting batsman from Maharashtra is the brand ambassador of the famous watch brand Hublot. Rohit’s one of the most favourite watches from his collection is Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 45mm, which is worth INR 7,63,750