WATCH: 10 cricketers who have the most luxurious houses

Grand, aren't they?

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Cricket has become one of the most popular sports over time, which has made the game much more commercial than it ever was. This success of the sport is reflected in the income and net worth of top cricketers around the world.

Whether it be batsmen or ballers, or all-rounders, cricket players worldwide earn a handsome amount of money for the matches they play, deals they sign, and endorsements they advertise. Where does all this money go? We guess that their hefty earning goes into buying expensive cars and grand luxurious homes.

Here are ten cricketers who live in majestic luxury residences (starting from most expensive to least):

1. Ricky Ponting

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting owns a massive mansion in Brighton. Ponting had purchased this beautiful property for a hefty amount of $10 million. The former right-hander’s mansion has a 7-camera security system, seven bedrooms, billiards room, a library, marble fireplace, theatre, pool, and full-size tennis court.

2. Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, is currently the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He makes sure that he lives like a prince. There are 48 rooms in Sourav Ganguly’s massive home. The 4-story building has the space to accommodate 50 people. The interiors of Sourav Ganguly’s house are made with wooden furnishing, climbers, and creepers. It should be noted that Ganguly comes from a wealthy background.

3. Shane Watson

Australia’s former all-rounder Shane Watson lives in one of the most luxurious houses in the country. Watson owns a contemporary home in Bronte which is worth $9 million. Watson’s house has a swimming pool and a garden. The talisman lives there with his wife and son.

4. Michael Clarke

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke lives in a beautiful house that has a fine garden in the front. Clarke’s 5-bedroom Vaucluse is a finely built house. Michael Clarke’s place has limestone foyers, a heated pool with swim jets, and a four-car locked up garage. Clarke had bought this property for an enormous amount of $8.5 million. The house is located in Eastern Suburbs.

5. Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara was one of the most elegant Sri Lankan batsmen, and Sangakkara’s bungalow reflects his style of play. The original owners gave the name of Engeltine Cottage to Kumar Sangakkara’s bungalow. The left-hander lives happily in this beautiful bungalow which is surrounded by all the greenery Sangakkara wanted.

6. David Warner

David Warner, the Australian cricketer, has a picturesque villa in Gordon Bay. The 4-storey, 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa is a treat to the eyes. Warner and his wife Candy Warner and two daughters live in this villa worth $6.25 million.

7. Brett Lee

Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee lives in a striking Seaford Mansion on Sydney’s Middle Harbour. Lee had earlier sold his Lane Cover 2 property which was worth a million. Lee’s current lavish place has a spa, pool, and gym, which former speedster bought for $4 million.

8. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is considered one of the richest cricketers in the world. The former legendary Indian batsman has a 5-story residence in Bandra, Mumbai. Sachin’s villa covers a massive area of 6,000 sq. ft. There are two basements, of which one is reserved for Tendulkar’s cars. On the ground floor, Sachin Tendulkar’s awards and achievements are kept. The villa’s second floor is for Sachin’s two kids, and guests whereas Sachin Tendulkar and his wife, Anjali, live on the topmost floor.

9. Shane Warne

The Australian leg-spinner is well known for living the life king size. The former legendary spinner lives in a beautiful mansion in Brighton. It is a four-bedroom mansion which is built with Italianate architecture. Warne’s mansion consists of a swimming pool and tennis court. Furthermore, Warne has an underground garage in which ten cars can be parked. Moreover, there is an entertainment area and a big backyard in Shane Warne’s mansion.

10. Chris Gayle

The southpaw Jamaican batsman lives in a grand home that is built on the hills of Jamaica. Gayle’s luxurious home is a three-story building worth a million dollars. The left-hander is well known to party hard and had built this home with the fact in mind. Therefore, Gayle’s home has a deck and pool at the backside of the house, and a theatre, a billiards room, and several other entertainment facilities at the front.

Story originally published in the Cricket Addictor

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