“I am looking forward to sharing some of the best moments of my career with my fans. The team 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,” Sharma told TOI on Tuesday.
Boom! I’m excited to announce my exclusive partnership with @0xFanCraze to step into the cricket metaverse. Registe… https://t.co/itBvUwAl8C
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) 1640176570000
The recently anointed ODI captain is undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore after pulling his hamstring while batting in the nets. Sharma was ruled out for three weeks and the BCCI is yet to confirm if the batsman will be available for the three one-dayers in South Africa.
Speaking about the NFT partnership, Nikhil Bardia from RISE Worldwide, which exclusively manages Rohit said, “this gives Rohit’s fans a chance to own a piece of history from his personal collection”. The memorabilia from some of his big hundreds — Sharma has three double hundreds in ODIs, the ICC Golden Bat from the 2019 ICC World Cup, or the ball used to pick his first IPL hat-trick for Deccan Chargers in 2009 against Mumbai Indians, will all be part of the set-up.
Anshum Bhambri, the startup’s CEO, says, “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.”
NFT is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain, a form of digital ledger. NFTs can be associated with reproducible digital files such as photos, videos, and audio. NFTs use a digital ledger to provide a public certificate of authenticity or proof of ownership, but do not restrict the sharing or copying of the underlying digital files. The lack of interchangeability (fungibility) distinguishes NFTs from blockchain cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.