Indian cricket legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma are not only revered for their on-field prowess but also for their substantial wealth and ownership of opulent assets. While their colossal earnings from the sport contribute to their affluence, it is the substantial endorsement fees and ownership of lavish properties that elevate their financial standing. Let’s delve into the luxurious residences of these cricket icons.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team at the 2023 World Cup, resides on the 29th floor of a luxurious 53-story tower in a Rs 30 crore apartment. His contemporary, Virat Kohli, and Bollywood superstar wife Anushka Sharma, own a Rs 80 crore villa in Gurugram. Sachin Tendulkar, often referred to as the God of Cricket resides in a palatial ‘dream house’ worth Rs 80 crore in Mumbai’s Bandra.
However, a surprising contender for the title of the cricketer with the most expensive home is Mridula Jadeja from Gujarat. Notably, she is not related to the renowned all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Mridula, the daughter of Mandhatasinh Jadeja, resides in the illustrious Ranjit Vilas Palace in Rajkot, which stands as a testament to the grandeur of the royal family of Rajkot.
Mridula’s residence is situated within an estate sprawling over an astounding 225 acres. The palace, built in Gothic imagery, boasts 150 rooms across 6 acres. In addition to the palace, Mridula’s family owns significant assets, including the Randarda Lake Farm, 550 acres of land, a silver chariot, jewelry, and vintage vehicles. Notably, the Ranjit Vilas Palace has retained its status as the private residence of the former royals, distinguishing it from others converted into heritage hotels.
Mridula Jadeja, a cricketer who has captained the Saurashtra women’s cricket team, is vocal about issues like pay parity in sports. She emphasizes that respectable match fees can encourage talented girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue cricket as a viable career option. Mridula, a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium-fast bowler has an impressive cricket career, playing 46 limited-overs matches, 36 T20s, and one first-class match. In 2021, she notably scored four half-centuries in the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy. Beyond cricket, Mridula’s family wealth and her advocacy for gender equality in sports contribute to her multifaceted public persona.