The new agreement allows Rario to produce exclusive, officially licensed NFTs of the young duo’s iconic cricketing moments for their legions of fans from all over the world.
As the popularity of sports NFT grows, many cricketers have taken the opportunity and joined Rario to launch their digital collectibles. Over the past few months, top cricketers like Ishant Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Rashid Khan, Smriti Mandhana, AB de Villiers, Prithvi Shaw, Shakib Al Hassan, Rishabh Pant, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shafali Verma, and Faf du Plessis have signed with Rario.
Fans can buy and trade NFTs of their favourite cricketers and international leagues on the NFT platform.
Speaking about the association, the Indian speedster Mohammed Siraj, said, “We grew up playing with cricket trump cards, and I always used to imagine the day I would have my name on such a card. I am delighted to go one step further and launch my very own digital and futuristic version of a collectible in the form of NFTs. I can’t wait to share these with the people who have cheered me on and continue to support me on my journey to greater heights.”
On the other hand, Venkatesh Iyer said, “From finishing my MBA degree and nearly starting a career in finance, to having a breakthrough IPL and getting selected for the national side, I have been on a whirlwind journey over the last few years. This association with Rario has given me a chance to bring my passions together in one place. I hope I can give cricket fans many NFT-worthy moments throughout my career.”
Meanwhile, Rario CEO and Co-Founder Ankit Wadhwa said, “Ishant revolutionised the art of fast bowling in India and Siraj is carrying the torch forward, while Venkatesh Iyer is one of the most exciting all-rounders India has seen in the recent past. Their dynamic on-field performances have made them fan-favourites around the world. We are extremely proud to welcome them into the Rario family and I am confident that their NFTs will be some of the most sought after in the Rarioverse.”