Former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh is all set to launch his non-fungible token (NFT) in collaboration with Colexion. India’s biggest match-winner who had represented India in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 International matches for India, turned 40 on Sunday. He shared this big news with his fans on Twitter.
The southpaw tweeted, “Being there from ball 1 to the time I decided to hang up my jersey, the fans have always been with me. Thank u for cheering in my highs & giving strength in my lows. On my b’day, I’m proud to announce a special gift for u-Yuvraj Singh NFT Collection in partnership with @colexionNFT.”
“NFTs in cricket allows us to connect with our fans like never before. I am happy to partner with Colexion and share precious tokens from my cricketing journey with those who have loved and encouraged me every step of the way. Developing a digital avatar to be able to connect and share our love for cricket is a powerful concept, and Colexion has enabled me to take my first steps in this world,” he added.
Abhay Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer, Colexion, said, “It is a pleasure to have a cricketer like Yuvraj Singh on board. We are creating interesting digital spaces for him to engage with his fans who will now be able to ‘own’ special moments of his career.”
The NFT collection of Prince of Punjab is set to be officially launched on December 25. Yuvraj shared a video in which he said, “NFT is the present. So, I have decided to give my fans a big present. I am going to make a big NFT collection for them.”
Yuvraj isn’t the only cricketer to launch his NFT. India’s legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, in October, announced that he had joined the non-fungible token (NFT) bandwagon, with a gathering of his iconic moments as a cricket player.
Some milestones included, Gavaskar becoming the first player to score 10,000 runs, him scoring 774 runs in a single Test series and also when he held the record of highest test centuries (34) for many years.
Apart from Gavaskar, Dinesh Karthik has also launched the NFT of his famous last-ball six against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final.