Virat Kohli has come a long way to not only mature into an astute leader for Team India, but also as one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket. Today, he stands tall with numerous batting and captaincy records highlighting his success in international cricket.
Owing to his success with the willow, Kohli is one of the only three cricketers to enjoy a lucrative A+ central contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that allows him to earn a staggering Rs 7 crore per year. Apart from that, he earns quite handsomely through brand endorsements due to his popularity amongst fans.
For someone who has success, fame and money, it’s quite obvious to see Kohli boasting of some of the most desirable and ridiculously expensive things. From swanky cars, luxury pads to exclusive timepieces, ‘King Kohli’ has got it all.
Here’s a look at 5 of the most expensive things owned by the Indian captain that truly make him a cut above the rest:
1. Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold (Rs 69 Lakh)
A fashion icon and an inspiration to the youth, Kohli pays special attention to his personal style where timepieces play a very important role. While the Indian captain boasts of quite a watch collection, one special timepiece clearly stands out – Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold.
Rolex took watch-making to a whole new level when it showcased the Daytona ‘Rainbow’ in a brand new Everose gold finish in 2018. Previously available in yellow or white gold, the Daytona ‘Rainbow’ consists of its bezel, set with 36 baguette-cut sapphires in a range of graduated colours. Another 11 baguette-cut, coloured sapphires are used for the hour markers, while the lugs and crown guards are set with a total of 56 diamonds.
In addition, the composition for its 40mm case and bracelet are made of 18k Everose gold, a proprietary rose gold alloy developed by Rolex that’s resistant to fading. Furthermore, the sub-dials of the chronograph are rendered in pink gold crystals and a pink gold alloy that has undergone a crystallization process to give it a shimmering finish.
Thus, for all that is on offer, ‘King Kohli’ didn’t mind shelling out a staggering Rs 69,12,000 for this beautiful watch.
2. Audi RS5 Coupe (Rs 1.10 Cr)
For a man who wears his heart on his sleeve on the cricket field, Kohli has as much passion for fast cars as he has an appetite for scoring runs. While he boasts of an envious collection varying over different car manufacturers, Kohli has a special liking towards German car-maker Audi.
The right-handed batsman has numerous Audi cars in his garage including the spectacular RS5 Coupe. Launched in 2018 in India, RS5 Coupe is a two-door offering with an optional carbon-fibre roof. It comes with sporty and aggressive bumpers with massive air intakes, larger front grille, Quattro blisters, Matrix LED headlamps and 19-inch slick-looking wheels.
Under the hood, RS5 packs a smaller 2.9-litre TFSI V6 twin-turbo engine replacing the behemoth V8 from its predecessor. The motor is tuned to produce 444bhp and 600Nm of peak torque, making it go from 0-100kmph in just 3.9 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 250kmph.
The four-seater coupe gets sports seats at the front, a flat-bottom steering wheel, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system and an updated MMI unit – all that equates to Rs 1,10,65,000 (ex-showroom).
3. Audi A8L W12 Quattro (Rs 1.87 Cr)
Kohli and Audis are a match made in heaven. The Indian cricket captain got his hands on this beauty as soon as it hit the market. A top-end trim in the Audi A8L line-up in India, the W12 Quattro is powered by a 6.3-litre FSI petrol motor which equips the vehicle with 500bhp and 63.73kgm of torque, making it go from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds.
Standing out amongst the A8s, this high-end variant has a single-frame radiator grille with a touch of high gloss black paint finish and special chromed horizontal bars alongside chrome inserts on the air inlets and exterior mirrors. The exhaust system has two trapezoidal-pattern tailpipe trims neatly integrated into the rear bumper.
The power for A8L W12 Quattro is transmitted through an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox. Gear shifts are performed electronically from an elegant yacht-style selector lever or at steering wheel paddles. The A8 L W12 Quattro runs on 255/45 section tyres and gets 19-inch alloy wheels with a 15-spoke design reserved for this model. This beauty made Kohli’s purse lighter by Rs 1.87 crore (ex-showroom).
4. Audi R8 V10 Plus (Rs 2.72 Cr)
Another beast of a car owned by Kohli, Audi R8 V10 Plus is everything you can dream of. Powered by a 5.2 FSI Quattro engine, the R8 V10 Plus is capable of producing 610 hp power at 6,500Nm of torque to accelerate from 0-100km per hour in just 3.2 seconds. It comes with seven-speed S-Tronic transmission and newly developed Quattro permanent all-wheel drive with electro-hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch and four standard modes of Audi drive select.
Measuring 4.42 metres long and 1.94 metres wide, the new Audi R8 V10 Plus is lighter, sharing 50 per cent of its components with its racing twin Audi R8 LMS, including Audi Space Frame and the V10 engine. The intelligent mix of aluminium and carbon. Built on the aerodynamic concept of a race car, Audi R8 V10 Plus has a monoposto cockpit design blended with gloss carbon elements and has 13 per cent improved fuel efficiency.
With a fixed rear spoiler to enhance downforce, the mid-engine sports car has a cargo room of 226 litres behind the seats and another 112 litres luggage compartment at the front under the traditional bonnet which is bereft of an engine in this case. The vehicle remains one of the most prized-possessions for Kohli who shelled out Rs 2.72 crore (ex-showroom) for this mean machine.
5. Gurugram Bungalow (Rs 80 Cr)
Often labelled as the ‘king’ of modern-day cricket, the 31-year-old, for all his wealth, quite understandably owns properties in the plush areas of Indian cities. Amongst the houses he owns, Kohli has one luxurious bungalow in Gurugram, Haryana. Located in DLF Phase 1, the 500-square-yard bungalow is no less than a palace.
With modern architecture and jaw-dropping interiors, Kohli’s bungalow, just like its owner, breathes elegance and style. From the exquisite swimming pool, well-decked bar to alluring designs inside, the house is everything that Kohli represents, both on and off the field.
The Indian captain shelled out a whopping Rs 80 crore to buy this property right after his marriage to Anushka Sharma in Italy.