Cricket is a popular sport in India with billions of fans. For these fans, cricket is not just a game, it’s a religion. They support their favourite players through life’s ups and downs. This is what distinguishes this sport from others. The demand for online fantasy games is also very high in the Indian market. Indian cricketers will be eternally thankful for the tremendous support they have received from their fans, and it is fair to claim that the Indian cricket team has the highest fan base in the entire world. Cricketers who achieved numerous records, such as hitting centuries or taking wickets, went on to become great team cornerstones.
Meanwhile, with so much money riding on the game, cricketers are also dabbling in a variety of businesses of their own. Having said all these, here are five Indian cricketers who have mastered the art of investing:
After ruling cricketing grounds all over the world, Sachin Tendulkar has now taken control of the proceedings off the field. While the former Indian cricketer has served as a brand ambassador on several occasions, he has also invested in a number of companies over his career. Many of you might not be aware of the fact that Tendulkar is one of the main investors in Smartron, a technological startup. Sachin has supported a number of businesses, from travel websites like Musafir to sports simulation firm Smaaash Entertainment. In addition, the 48-year-old legend has launched a number of restaurants and is also a co-owner of Kochi ISL franchise Kerala Blasters FC. Tendulkar also owns a part in S Drive and Sach, a healthcare and fitness goods brand.
Sourav Ganguly, the man who built the groundwork for a stronger Indian squad, was born into one of Kolkata’s wealthiest families. He previously opened a restaurant in Kolkata called “four-story fine dine restaurant”, however, he shut it down owing for different reasons. Dada also owns Sourav Ganguly Enterprises Pvt Ltd, which is his family’s business in Kolkata, and he also owns the Atletico de Kolkata franchise in the Indian Super League. Apart from his tenure as a commentator with Star Sports India, he also hosts a Bengali television show called “Dadagiri Unlimited.”
During his time, the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ thrilled his fans at the greatest scene with high-flying sixes and a flurry of boundaries. In addition to experiencing the taste of success as a cricketer, he started opening his own business ventures and establishing entrepreneurship goals. Back in 2006, Sehwag opened his own restaurant called ‘Sehwag’s Favourites’ in Delhi. He has also put a significant amount of money into the Sehwag International School in Haryana, only to emphasise the significance of education in the country.
Yuvraj Singh never failed to impress the crowd with his mind-boggling sixes. Yuvraj indeed had an amazing cricketing career during his days. Apart from being the finest cricketer, he is also a businessman. His fashion label, ‘YouWeCan,’ has helped hundreds of cancer patients overcome their challenges. Apart from these, Yuvraj also owns a sports-based e-commerce store named sports365.in. He has also investments in Moovo, Vyomo, Black With Orange, Heathians, Cartisan, Educart, and Sportybeans.
The highest level of achievement possible for a cricketer has been attained by Virat Kohli. The most recognisable brand in the nation right now is the 33-year-old Indian captain. To protect his post-cricket future, he has already made a lot of investments in different enterprises. The Indian Super League team FC Goa is co-owned by Kohli. His apparel line, “Wrogn,” has become his most lucrative economic endeavour. Chisel Fitness is a chain of gyms that Kohli started with 90 crores of Indian rupees. Also, on fantasy cricket websites, Kohli is a big name to look out for.
Apart from their professional game, these players have already invested in many businesses and also have successfully started their own ventures. Many of these players are also part of fantasy cricket apps where users can select these players for their team and play with them.