Super star Cricketers and their super cars: Many cricketers rank inside the top 50 of the richest sportsmen list. With the emergence of the cash rich Indian Premier League cricketers are getting pretentiously paid for their endeavours. With all the money flowing in, cricketers brandish their sumptuous opulence by buying the wonderful super sport cars they like. The hot wheels that these cricketers own has attracted a lot of attention from the media and the public.
It is no exaggeration to say that these cricketers The cars Let us look at the Cricketers and their super cars:
Virat Kohli: Audi R8 V10
The 6th most marketable athlete in the world, Virat Kohli is more like the man with the midas’ touch. The flamboyant young gun has been an integral part of the Indian side for the last half decade. With the talent that he possesses many believe that he can break many seemingly impossible records of Sachin Tendulkar. Talking about his car,The R8 V10 is a mid-engined Coupe and because of that there is a balanced distribution of axle load. The 5.2-litre V10 generates 541bhp and 540 Nm of torque. 0-100km.h is dealt in just 3.6 seconds and boasts of a top speed of 314km/h. The R8 V10 is a capable car both on the track and on the road and that connotes this as a super fun car to drive.
It gets the S-tronic 7-speed dual clutch transmission which ensures that there is no lack of power when you stomp on the accelerator.
Yuvraj Singh: Lamborghini Murcielago
Unbelievable fielder? Put a tick. Exceptional batsman? Put a tick, Excellent bowler? Put a tick. (Remember he has two IPL hat-tricks and was one of the leading wicket takers in the 2011 world cup). With all these grandiose characters combined in a pastiche is Yuvraj Singh. He owns a Lamborgini Murcielago. The Murciélago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined supersports car. With an angular design and an exceptionally low slung body, the highest point of the roof is just under 4 feet above the ground. One of the vehicle’s most distinguishing features are its scissor doors. which lends to the extreme image.
Sachin Tendulkar: Nissan GT-R
Arguably the greatest batsman ever to flourish a cricket bat in hand, Sachin Tendulkar is a man who needs no introduction. The master blaster owns a Nissan GT-R. The car which has a brutal soundtrack thanks to the 4.4-litre Twin turbo V6 engine which generates about 530bhp and each engine is handcrafted so technically the power that each engine churns out is different but around the 530 mark. 0-100 takes just 3.2 seconds if you use launch control and 3.8 if you don’t. Top speed is rated at 300km/h.
MS Dhoni: Ferrari 599 GTO
Captain Cool, Captain Marvel, Captain fantastic, Captain fantabulous, there aren’t enough acronyms that suffice the description for the one and only Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni’s automobile craze is not confined only to bikes but he also very interested in cars. It is basically a road going version of the 599XX – a car that used to hold a Nurburgring lap record. Ferrari says that the 599 GTO is the fastest road car ever to be able to lap the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute 24 seconds.
It gets a monstrous V12 engine which churns out 665bhp and develops 620 Nm. It can reach 100 km/h in less than 3.35 seconds and has a top speed of over 335 km/h.
Sourav Ganguly: Mercedes Benz CLK convertible
Dada, the man who injected aggression to the Indian side. He proved to the world that Indians are not the ones who will surrender meekly but will retaliate if sledged. He led India to the final of the 2003 cricket world cup. His Mercedes Benz CLK convertible is the most popular of the cars he owns.The CLK AMG is powered by a hand-assembled 5.4-liter V8 engine. The hardware list reads like that of a race car: super-stiff forged billet steel crankshaft, forged, weight-matched connecting rods and pistons, lightweight AMG-specific chain-driven single overhead camshafts V8 (one cam per cyl bank) with two intake and one exhaust valves per cylinder, as well as 8 coil packs and 16 spark plugs (two spark plugs per cyl). Its bore and stroke are 97mm x 92mm. The five-speed automatic transmission is adapted from the gearbox used in the V-12 S-class models, because that gearbox can take the torque. It is fully adaptive and electronically controlled, and is a stronger unit than that of the CLK430.
Shane Warne: Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
The uncrowned king of spin Shane Warne can do wonders with a cricket ball in his hands. With over 700 test wickets, Shane Warne is known for his venomous that he inflicts upon the ball and is an unplayable bowler when he is in form. He owns a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. Under the hood of the car is a 5.2-litre V10 engine which punches out 570 bhp and which is why it can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds. With a more determined lightweight design, a focus on high performance and a purist look, it marks the very pinnacle of the Gallardo family.
Harbhajan Singh: Hummer H3
The turbanator, known for his excellent prowess with his off spin bowling can prove to be a nightmare for even the best of batters in his good day. Harbhajan Singh owns a majestic-looking Hummer H3. The Hummer H3 costs around 1 crore rupees but it doesn’t seem like a big deal for Harbhajan. The H3 gets a 3.7-litre motor with 242bhp on offer. Other than the Hummer H3, Harbhajan also owns a Ford Endeavour.
Suresh Raina: Porsche Boxster S
One of the very few cricketers to have a century in all three formats against their names, Suresh Raina is an excellent batsman and has been an indispensable member in the Indian limited overs set up. Raina owns a yellow Porsche Boxster S. The Boxster comes powered by a 3.4-litre flat 6 engine that puts out 326bhp and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK featured styling inspired by the Carrera GT.