The fact that cricket holds a lot of importance and respect is because it is one of the most expensive sports in the world. There is no doubt that a cricketer’s performance is the key to the world of popularity. Once a cricketer is famous, he is no less than a celebrity. As soon as they occupy the prime position in their team, their net worth and number of matches increase. However, these cricketers earn a hefty income and invest it in their off-the-pitch endorsements. Some rebuild their ancestral houses, while some build up a new one for themselves, and few refurnish and renovate their houses with modern and fancy equipment. Owning huge mansions is probably a part of their lifestyle. Here, this list rounds up a list of Top 10 cricketers who live in/own huge mansions.
1. M S Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni served as a captain for the Indian Cricket Team from 2008 to 2014. Dhoni holds a pivotal position in the Indian cricket team. The cricketer owns a 7-acre farmhouse worth 100+ crore in his hometown at Ranchi. Dhoni takes out some time and spends it with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva in the luxurious farmhouse, which consists of an in-built gymnasium, a showroom for his bikes and cars, a swimming pool, a park, and other antiques.
2. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is an Australian Cricketer. He is also the batting coach of the IPL (Indian Premier League) franchise named ‘Delhi Capitals’. Also, the cricketer has won the “Cricket World Cup” twice in his career. The former cricketer owns a massive mansion worth 69.8 crores ($10m). The location of this luxurious Mansion is at the upscale Golden Mile of Brighton, Melbourne. The deluxe manor comprises a full-sized tennis court, a billiard room, private theatre, pool, and a private access lane to a beach which is quite alluring.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, a former Indian Cricketer, is considered to be one of the greatest icons in the cricket world. The cricketer owns a palatial Bungalow worth 38 crores. However, Sachin Tendulkar purchased this bungalow from a Parsi family in 2007 and spent around four years reconstructing it in his way. The name of the Mansion is Dorba Villa, located at the Perry Crossroad in Bandra. Because the cricketer has a crazy love for luxury cars, he created a massive basement to store them. The bungalow also consists of an engaging terrace with a pool and a gym. The cricketer usually spends his time performing yoga and meditation in the gallery. The floor is cream-colored with a huge dining area and a leathered armchair. The mansion consists of three floors along with two basements.
4. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the team West Indies. Chris Gayle owns a beautiful villa located on the hills of Jamaica. The house is worth a million dollars and gives a wonderful view of the town from the balcony. The house is occupied with a billiard room, a theatre, a lower direct that has a dance floor, and a view of the kings from the back of the house. The house is beige colored, surrounded by plants and trees, which is a surreal place for a person to live. Undoubtedly, Chris Gayle has made his dream home a reality.
5. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian cricketer, owns a luxurious palace in Calcutta that consists of 48 rooms and a cricket pitch inside the house. Finishing of wooden furnishing is given to bedrooms, dining rooms, and master-suites. The palace is fenced by climbers, creepers, trees, plants, and pieces of antique furniture to add some beauty to the place.
6. Shane Watson
Shane Watson is a former Australian cricketer who lives in a mansion situated in Bronte. The house is decorated with an attractive swimming pool, a luxurious lawn, and four bedrooms. Shane Watson lives there with his family and children and loves to spend the time in his mansion. The Mansion is a little far away from the city. Undoubtedly the Mansion has a beautiful infrastructure along with astounding lighting that brings life to the house. The phenomenal Mansion is worth $9 million.
7. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder international Indian cricketer who owns a lavishing penthouse apartment in Vadodara. The house is fitted with a gymnasium, a theatre, an enormous living space, and an ultra-stylish balcony. However, the apartment came into existence by merging four different flats on a single floor. Talking about its interiors, the cricketer decided to design the interiors according to the personalities of the house members. Since the cricketer is a huge fan of cricket, he decided to design his room in blue shades with block patterns, which creates a positive and calming effect. The house is quite relaxing with a décor of the earthy palette and calculated use of textures. The extraordinary apartment costs about 25 to 30 crores which is worth it.
8. David Warner
David Warner is an international Australian cricketer who owns a house worth Rupees 45.3 crores in Australia. Warner is an extreme lover of snooker after cricket, so, he set up a pool table in his house. He has also set up a separate room for his kids for playing purposes. One can see the splendid view of the city from Warner’s apartment.
9. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, the present captain of the Indian Cricket Team, owns a lavish house in Worli, Mumbai. The apartment is on the 35th floor of the Omkar Realty Residency, which gives a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Along with this 34 crore house, Virat also owns a Bungalow in Gurgaon and a Farmhouse in Alibaug. The cricketer loves residing in all three properties because they are very special and dream houses for the cricketer.
10. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh, a former international all-rounder cricketer of India, owns a palatial apartment in Worli, Mumbai, which costs 64 crores. The interiors of the house are quite elegant and modest, including shades of browns, whites, and creams. The house is a hallmark of paintings. He owns the entire 29th floor of the Omkar Realtors (residential realty project). The foundation offers an alluring view of the Arabian Sea. The cricketer lives with his wife Hazel Keech and his puppies named Puppinder and Coco Singh in the house.