Top 10 cricketers and value of their most lavish houses: TSR presents the cost of the most lavish houses of cricketers presently
The game of Cricket has come a long way in terms of its monetary value. The different broadcasters of the game are ready to pay any amount without scratching their heads to earn the rights.
The inception of T20 leagues in Cricket playing nations has further acted as a catalyst for the respective Cricket boards in terms of their revenue growth.
This has led to an insurgence of more young talent in the game who now look at the game as a career option, rather than just a source of fun and entertainment. The legends of the game have thus, earned some handsome income over the years, due to their hard work and service towards their nations.
Hence, let’s have a look at the Top 10 cricketers who have invested a huge share of their income in building the most lavish homes for themselves and their families.
RICKY PONTING HOUSE – RS. 69.8 CRORES
Two-time champion of the Cricket World Cup, and one of the legends of Australian Cricket- Ricky Ponting has one of the most luxurious houses amongst the former and present cricketers in the world.
He is living in a mansion that is valued at $10m (69.8 crores). His Shanford mansion is located in the upscale Golden Mile of Brighton in Melbourne. It consists of a billiard room, a private theatre, a pool, and a full-size tennis court. There is also a private access lane to the beach which is really cool.
Ponting is currently the assistant batting coach of the Australian Cricket Team. He is also the batting coach of the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, who performed pretty well in the recently concluded 2019 edition.
SHANE WATSON HOUSE – RS. 62.8 CRORES
Yet another Aussie legend who bid adieu to International cricket-Shane Watson, has too invested a huge share of his income on his luxury home in Sydney.
The swashbuckling all-rounder, even in the closing stages of his career grabbed quite some eyeballs especially in India, playing for the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He won the title for them with a scintillating century in the 2018 edition, and just fell short of repeating his heroics in the 2019 edition, as CSK lost the final just by 1 run in the finals.
Watson has a four-bedroom home, and is a thing of beauty which was previously owned by funds manager Aaron Rowe. The swimming pool and the furnishing is also top class. It is just 1 km away from the famous Bondi beach and that’s why it cost him a whopping $9m (62.8 crores).
YUVRAJ SINGH HOUSE– RS. 60 CRORES
Yuvraj Singh left his fans around the world teary-eyed when he announced his retirement a few days ago during a press conference in Mumbai. The former all-rounder played an instrumental role in winning India two precious World Cups- the 2007 T20 and the 2011 World Cup.
His Worli apartment, however is built in an area of 16,000 square feet and costs a whopping 60 Crores.
According to the real estate developers, Omkar Realtors the house was sold at a price of 40,000 rupees per square feet. Yuvi bought the entire 29th floor which comprised of 2 flats with high-end facilities.
MICHAEL CLARKE HOUSE – RS. 59.3 CRORES
Michael Clarke led the Australian Team to their record 5th title in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. He is currently providing his services to the game as a commentator in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
In his prime, Clarke’s batting had a touch of elegance which is a feature now one can associate with his beautiful home. Located near the Sydney Harbour, his Vancluse mansion costs around $8.5m (62.8 crores). With 5 five bedrooms and six bathrooms in the custom designed home is an example of the ultimate lifestyle. Other amenities include limestone foyers, a heating pool with swimming jets and a four-car lockup garage.
DAVID WARNER HOUSE – RS. 45.3 CRORES
The star-studded list of Australian cricketers do not seem to end at all, with David Warner too investing a huge sum in his luxury home. The Southpaw is currently in England and is standing tall with all his efforts to win the 6th Worl Cup title for his nation.
In recent times, Warner has been rewarded heavily by his board and the T20 cricket franchises. He has wisely used his fortune by buying a dream villa in Sydney. The four-storeyed mansion is spacious and it is situated in the backdrop of Gordon Bay. It contains five bedrooms and five bathrooms and that’s why this stunning Coogee property is worth $6.25m (45.3 crores).
SHANE WARNE HOUSE – RS. 38.4 CRORES
The legendary former Australian leg-spinner also owns a beautiful mansion at Brighton. He has taken more than 1,000 international wickets which makes him one of the greatest cricketers to have played the game. After his retirement, Warne used to play T20 leagues around the globe and nowadays he is mentoring the Rajasthan Royals in IPL. He also does commentary work for Sky Sports and Nine Network.
The spinner with a lavish lifestyle owns a beautiful mansion in Brighton. It is one of the finest properties in the coastal suburbs of Melbourne which is constructed in an Italian architectural style. Along with 4 bedrooms, it also houses a tennis court, swimming pool inscribed with his jersey number 23 and 10- car underground garage. Warne paid a hefty amount of $5.5m (38.4 crores) for this heaven.
SACHIN TENDULKAR HOUSE – RS. 38 CRORES
The Master Blaster is the next on the list, who just like his awe-inspiring batting record, has also built his villa at Bandra in Mumbai.
It is built in an area of 6000 sq ft and has 5 floors. The top floor is occupied by Sachin and his wife. The second floor is for his children and the first floor is for accommodating his guests. The ground floor contains the Master’s trophies, temple, and dining rooms. There is also a basement which is used as a servant’s quarter and as a parking lot. His property in Bandra costs around 38 crores.
VIRAT KOHLI HOUSE – RS. 34 CRORES
The current Indian skipper and perhaps the best batsman in contemporary Cricket, Virat Kohli is the highest earning cricketers presently in the World. The same has been reflected in his beautiful house in Worli.
Kohli is endorsing a lot of global brands and in 2018 he was the only Indian on the Forbes World’s highest-paid athletes list. The 30-year-old bought the luxurious sky bungalow in 2016. The sea-view apartment is built in an area of 7171 sq ft and it is on the 35th floor of Omkar 1973. Constructed by Omkar Realtors and Developers, Kohli has paid 34 crores for his residence. Coincidentally his good friend Yuvraj Singh is his neighbour as he lives on the 29th floor of the same building.
ROHIT SHARMA HOUSE – RS. 30 CRORES
The opening batsman for India in the limited-overs format- Rohit Sharma is the next cricketer in the list. Rohit has hammered 3 double centuries in ODI cricket which is a world record. In the IPL he is the only captain to win 4 titles while leading the Mumbai franchise.
The Mumbaikar recently bought an apartment in Worli. It consists of 4 bedrooms and high-end facilities. The most important feature is the scenic balcony which gives a 270-degree view of the Arabian sea. The interior design is done by a New York firm, Wilson Associates. The 6000 sq ft mansion costs 30 crores and it is situated on the 29th floor of Ahuja Towers.
BRETT LEE HOUSE– RS. 27.9 CRORES
The list concluded with yet another Australian. Brett Lee, like his former Aussie teammats Like his colleagues, owns an exquisite mansion. It is located in Sydney overlooking the pristine Middle Harbour which is a posh locality. It also houses a pool, spa, and 20 sq meter gym. There is a master bedroom which gives a perfect view of the Spit bridge. Brett Lee shelled $4m (27.9 crores) for his residence and it is surely a good investment.