Cricket, as we all know, is nothing short of a religion in India. Apart from all the fame and adulation, our much-revered cricketers also make an incredible amount of moolah. This money gives them the freedom to fulfill their lavish wishes. India’s cricketers have different hobbies. While former Indian skipper MS Dhoni loves purchasing bikes and cars, current Indian captain Virat Kohli is fond of traveling. A number of Indian cricketers though have a common love, that of possessing expensive watches. In the article, let’s take a look at Indian cricketers with the most expensive watches.
Suresh Raina — Rs 93.92 lakh
There was a time when attacking left-hander Suresh Raina was an irreplaceable part of the Indian limited-overs team. With his clean hitting down the order and excellent fielding skills, he won Team India many games. However, of late he has had to be content displaying his talent in the IPL and domestic cricket. On a personal level, Raina has a love for expensive stuff, and proudly owns a Richard Mile RM11-03 watch, which has a, believe it or not, price of Rs 93,92,000. Pinch yourself again!
Hardik Pandya — Rs 81 lakh
Yes, you read it right. Flamboyant Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya owns a watch worth Rs 81 lakh. The Mumbai Indians cricketer, who is currently in the news for his sudden wedding and parenthood announcement, underwent back surgery in the United Kingdom in October last year. Following the operation, Pandya posted a picture with a thumbs up, but it was the uber-stylish watch he was wearing that grabbed all the limelight. While a number of his fans were bowled over by the golden beauty, Rahul Ganjoo, Zomato’s vice-president, informed that the Indian cricketer was wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, which costs around Rs 81 lakh. A much-sought-after watch by Swiss luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe, it is said to have a waiting list of around eight years, according to Ganjoo.
Harbhajan Singh — Rs 32.87 lakh
The Turbanator was renowned for his whirlwind ways during his peak. While he picked wickets all around the world, he was also someone who liked to stay in the limelight, for right or wrong reasons. Apart from being part of India’s twin World Cup wins in 2007 and 2011, he was also the man at the center of a storm during Monkeygate and IPL slapgate. Hence, it is no surprise that he possesses a watch worth Rs 32,87,000. The first Indian to pick a hat-trick in Test cricket, Harbhajan Singh is the owner of a Hublot King Power F1 India Gold Limited watch. Bhajji, who has 417 Test and 269 ODI scalps, was seen wearing the Exclusive Limited Edition watch during the 2011 Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi.
Virender Sehwag — Rs 46 lakh
There has never been a more dynamic opener in Indian cricket than Virender Sehwag. The only Indian with two triple centuries in Test cricket, the Nawab of Najafgarh is among the many Indian stars who rose to fame from humble backgrounds. Just like his batting pyrotechnics, Sehwag’s personality was also extraordinary. He hits fours and sixes while singing in the middle, and remain cheeky in his approach post-retirement as well. The world record holder for the fastest triple hundred in Test possesses another gem — an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Titanium watch, which costs over Rs 46,00,000 in the retail market.
Mayank Dagar — Rs 39.57 lakh
Himachal Pradesh all-rounder Mayank Dagar is just 23 and is only beginning to make an impression in domestic cricket. However, when it comes to making a style statement, he has already left behind a few of the superstars of Indian cricket. Dagar is the proud owner of a Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire watch. The expensive product is priced at Rs 39,57,000. The nephew of swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag, Dagar made news in 2018 when he left none other than Virat Kohli behind in the yo-yo test. While Virat had a score of 19, Dagar managed 19.3, which was just better than Manish Pandey’s 19.2. He has been part of the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the Indian Premier League.