India cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s name has been listed among the various celebrities in Pandora Papers, exposing various offshore dealings. If certain reports are to be believed, then the former India batters’ name is listed as a ‘Beneficial Owner’ of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which is incidentally his offshore entity. His wife Anjali and father in law Anand Mehta too have been listed along with Tendulkar.
Apart from Tendulkar, other eminent celebrities’ names such as pop music star Shakira and Claudia Schiffer are on the list. “People linked by the secret documents to offshore assets include India’s cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar, pop music diva Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and an Italian mobster known as ‘Lell the Fat One’,” stated the report in The Indian Express.
However, the attorney of Tendulkar stated that all of the former India opener’s investments and assets are legitimate in nature and have been declared to tax authorities. “Mr. Tendulkar’s attorney said the cricket player’s investment is legitimate and has been declared to tax authorities,” added the report.
Tendulkar has not spoken on this matter officially yet. He is currently in UAE with the Mumbai Indians squad for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Tendulkar is one of the richest cricketers in the world and reportedly has a net worth of 1110 crore. Tendulkar is a prominent name in the Indian market thus attracts a lot of advertisements. The Master Blaster earns approximately 50 crores from brand endorsements. He owns several properties, flats, restaurants in India and abroad. His home in Bandra has an estimated cost of 60 crores. His total property worth touches approx. 520 crores, as reported by MyKhel. Also, his garage has a collection of top-end cars like BMW i8, BMW M6, BMW X5M, BMW M5, Ferrari 360 Modena, Nissan GT-R etc.