Cricket is one sport Indians are really crazy about. It’s probably also the only event that can make the entire population leave everything and sit in front of the TV for hours. No surprise, then, that our cricketers end up making a lot of money from match fees, endorsements, etc. The high payouts enable them to splurge on some really expensive cars. Yuvraj Singh, for example, has a Lamborghini Murcielago. Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, on the other hand, has a BMW M6. These sports-celebrities also own some high-end SUVs. Here, in this post, we focus on the SUVs of Indian cricket stars.
Virat Kohli – Range Rover Vogue
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the brand ambassador of Audi and hence, has many Audi models in his garage. However, he also owns a white Range Rover Vogue. The ace cricketer owns the top-end Diesel variant of the Vogue, which is powered by a 4.4-litre SDV8 Diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 335 Bhp along with a peak torque of 740 Nm.
MS Dhoni – Hummer H2
Dhoni added the Hummer H2 to his garage in 2009. His H2 is the second-generation model of the iconic SUV. It is powered by a 6.2 liter V8 petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 393 Bhp. The SUV can hit 100 kmph from standstill in just 10 seconds, which is pretty respectable if you take into account the SUV’s curb weight of 3 tons.
Harbajhan Singh – Hummer H2
Harbhajan Singh, the popular off-spinner, followed M.S. Dhoni to become the second Indian cricketer to own a Hummer. Harbhajan too bought an H2, which is said to have cost him over a crore rupees after including the duties.
Yuvraj Singh – Audi Q5
While Yuvraj Singh owns some really fast cars like the Murcielago and an M5, he also owns a last-gen Q5 that was gifted to him by Audi India.
Sachin Tendulkar BMW X5M
Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador for BMW India. Hence, his collection of cars include a long list of BMW including cars like the M6. He also has a BMW X5M that is powered by a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs a maximum power of 381 bhp and a peak torque of 740 Nm. The car can hit 100 kmph from standstill in just 5.3 seconds.
Sourav Ganguly – Ford Endeavour
Former skipper Saurav Ganguly owns a last-generation Ford Endeavour. The last-gen Endy is a rugged SUV that is built on an old-school ladder-on-frame chassis. The earlier Endeavour offers 7 seats and was pretty popular in its heydays.
Ravindra Jadeja – Audi Q7
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was gifted an Audi Q7 in 2016 by his father-in-law.
Shikhar Dhawan – Mercedes GL350 CDI
Shikhar Dhawan owns a Mercedes GL350 CDI, a full-size SUV that offers a good mix of luxury and off-road prowess.
Ajinkya Rahane – Audi Q5
Ajinkya Rahane drives an Audi Q5. Ajinkya used to drive a modest Wagon-R before he achieved international success. However, he has made it pretty big now and hence, found it appropriate to have at least one premium SUV in his garage.
Gautam Gambhir – Mahindra Bolero Stinger
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) presented Gautam Gambhir with a Mahindra Bolero Stinger. The Stinger is a customized dual-cab Bolero-based pick-up that has a CRDe engine with a maximum power output of 97 PS.[“Source-cartoq”]