2011 WC winning Indian team signed bat receives lucrative amount in NFT auction

The items of Sachin Tendulkar’s Test retirement were first to go under the hammer.

CricFlix in association with RevSportz and Fanatic Sports helmed the first-ever cricket augmented reality non-fungible token (NFT) auction. The auction witnessed incredible bidding as digital rights of a bat signed by MS Dhoni‘s 2011 World Cup-winning team was sold to a massive price.

Ferocious bidding was going on to attain the historic digital artefacts which included a bat signed by the Indian team that won the ODI World Cup for the first time in 28 years. The bat was sold for a whopping amount of USD 25,000 (INR 18,76,000). Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner’s 2016 IPL-winning signed jersey surpassed the chart with the highest bid of USD 30,000 (INR 22,51,200).

The items of Sachin Tendulkar’s Test retirement were first to go under the hammer and it included a signed Test ticket, a signed jersey and the first-day cover which were bought for USD 40,000 by a passionate fan Amal Khan from Mumbai (INR 30,01,600).

Anwar Hussein, Co-Founder of CricFlix, said, “The Cricket NFT AR market store auction was a 100% record-breaking success having sold out all 23 items in one NFT auction. The entire catalogue was sold out for US$ 335,950 (Approximately INR 2.5 Crore) Cricflix has affirmed its position as the pioneer in the AR NFT Spacez. Cricflix has already captured around 960+ of the world’s rarest ever cricket memorabilia in their purest form to Digital and already started preserving them in Blockchain for the future generations.”

A special gathering of 23 rare world cricket artefacts, including the official souvenir and team autographs from India’s maiden tour to England in 1932 was sold for USD 14,500 (INR 10,88,080) and USD 14,000 (INR 10,50,560) respectively. The Don Brandman signed NFT stamp was also sold at the CricFlix auction roaster for USD 26,600 (INR19,96,064).

Lata Mangeshkar’s 1983 World Cup-winning team concert recording was purchased for USD 21,000 (INR 15,75,840). Balasaheb Thackeray cartoons and autographs from India’s first tour of Pakistan in 1952 were auctioned for USD 15,000 (INR 11,25,600).

CK Naiyudu’s collection included his original bank account book and passport. It got sold for USD 7500 (INR 5,62,800) and USD 9800 (INR 7,35,392), respectively. Even Jhulan Goswami marked her presence at the NFT auction, her 2017 World Cup semi-final jersey was sold for USD 10,000 (INR 7,50,400).

Raghav Gupta, Founder & CEO, Fanatic Sports, said, “This collaboration between Cricflix, Revsport, and Fanatic Sports is game-changing, and it establishes a new standard for future NFT auctions.”

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