Rohit Sharma, the Indian white-ball captain has also marked his presence in the NFT market. He will be launching his personal NFTs on FanCraze, the subsidiary company of Faze Technologies.
The collection shared with his fans would inculcate some of his best memorabilia and achievements like the daddy hundreds. The IPL ball which he used to grab the hat-trick for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians in 2009, the 2019 ICC World Cup’s Golden Bat and other notable moments of the veteran’s magnificent career.
While speaking about this initiative, Sharma said “I am looking forward to sharing some of the best moments of my career with my fans. The team at FanCraze is building the next generation of consumer experiences, and I cannot wait to check out the super-cool Hitman NFTs and 2D/3D avatars that they will be dropping in the months ahead.”
Nikhil Bardia, the head of sponsorship sales and talent at RISE Worldwide, which looks overs Sharma’s engagements also gave his comments by saying, “This gives Rohit’s fans a chance to own a piece of history from his personal collection.”
On this association with Sharma, the CEO of FanCraze, Mr Anshum Bhambri said, “We view marquee athletes as artists who create their best moments of art on the field of play. We are very excited to partner with Rohit Sharma, a pure cricketing genius, to build the new paradigm of engagement between the athlete and the fan.”
Before this partnership, in the previous month, FanCraze also announced $17.4m in seed funding from Tiger Global, Coatue, Sequoia Capital India, Dapper Labs etc. FanCraze also holds a three-year collaboration with the ICC for the rights to its huge catalogues of video and audio clips concerning cricketing moments from 1975 to create more NFTs to globalize the sport.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is still undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Banglore after being ruled out for three weeks due to a hamstring injury.