The most awaited cricket league of the year begins today, and we couldn’t be more excited. 2021 kicks off with a highly anticipated match between reigning champions, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The Mumbai Indians have a strong team with caption Rohit Sharma leading the pack, whereas RCB has Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in the lead. The second match of the season takes place at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. The teams are led by MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant, respectively.
All four cricketers are celebrities in their own rights, and lead the luxurious life, off the cricket pitch. Learn more about your favourite IPL team captains below!
Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma has been captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013, leading the team to five smashing victories. Born and raised in Mumbai itself, the cricketer now has a sprawling 6,000 square feet home in Worli, according to a report in Architectural Digest India.
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He even ranked #11 on Forbes India’s Celeb 100 Rank 2019, with reported earnings of Rs. 54.29 crore. Married in 2015 to Ritika Sajdeh, the couple also have a daughter, Samaira. Sharma has always flaunted his formal chic style, when he’s not on the field or upping his fitness routine, and you can find him sporting a suit like no other.
The batsman is the ambassador to several brands including Swiss watchmaker Hublot and CEAT, in addition to being the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India. A consummate animal lover, Sharma is also a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Captain of the Indian cricket team and all-round record breaker Virat Kohli has the life you can only dream of. With more than a 100 million followers on social media, this cricketer is a superstar in every field. Kohli is the only Indian in Forbes’ 2020 list of world’s highest-paid athletes with total earnings of $26 million. Kohli and wife actress Anushka Sharma are a celebrity power-couple, their wedding a much-publicised lavish affair, and they recently added a cute new member to their family, baby girl Vamika.
The couple reside in a luxury pad in Worli, South Mumbai with a bird’s eye view of the city. Dapper in all he dons, the athlete has an enviable collection of casual looks, and formal suits when the occasion demands.
He is a brand ambassador of mass and luxury companies, including Manyavaar with wife Anushka, Myntra, Puma, Wrogn, and most recently, smartphone Vivo. A long-time ambassador of Audi India, Kohli loves his fast wheels, like the Audi RS 5 and Q7.
MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings, only full-time captain since 2008, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a legend into himself. The former Indian cricket team captain has been immortalised in a film as well as web series. Married to Sakshi Singh Rawat, the couple have one daughter, Ziva, born in 2015.
The cricketer has been associated with luxury brands, most notably, Italian watch giant Panerai, who revealed two limited edition watches co-designed by Dhoni. Prominent brands like Reebok, Cars 24, Colgate, Indigo Paints, and Mastercard have also endorsed by the cricketer.
Originally from Ranchi, Dhoni has a lavish farmhouse in the city, spread over seven acres, with loads of green spaces and plush furnishings. According to Forbes, his net worth in 2019 is whopping Rs. 135.93 crore. What Dhoni loves, he collects, and being a huge fan of motorbikes, the cricketer has a collection of reputed brands like Ducati, Kawasaki Ninja, Harley Davidson, and many more.
Rishabh Pant, Kolkata Knight Riders
Rishabh Pant is the fastest Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 1,000 Test runs, an amazing feat at just 23. It’s no surprise this young star has a net worth of Rs. 29.19 in 2019, according to Forbes India. Pant’s brand endorsements include names like Nike, dream11.com, JSW steel, Boost, Syska and Fuse. Being fit goes with the territory, and Pant is a beast in the gym, lifting heavy weights, doing intense burpees, kickboxing and running.
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The player is currently dating Isha Negi, check out the cute couple’s picture below.
As comfortable in formal suits as he is in workout gear, Pant exudes suave on and off the pitch.
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