Ex-Indian Cricket team captains Dhoni and Kohli enter NFT with FanCraze


  • Two of India’s most well-known cricketers and former team captains, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, want to launch NFTs through FanCraze.
  • FanCraze is preparing to release new digital artifacts, including player cards for the IPL teams mentioned above and videos from various cricket federations.
  • In 2021, IIT graduates Ankit Wadhwa and Sunny Bhanot established the platform Rario for licensed digital collectibles.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, two of India’s most well-known cricketers and former team captains, are planning to introduce their unique digital collectibles, or NFTs (non-fungible tokens), at the 2017 T20 World Cup.

To unveil their player cards on the FanCraze platform, Dhoni and Kohli have agreed to an exclusive relationship with the Web 3.0 firm FanCraze.

Other well-known FanCraze partners include Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Muthiah Muralidaran, and Jonty Rhodes, in addition to IPL clubs like the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

FanCraze is getting ready to release new digital collectibles that include player cards of the IPL mentioned above teams and video clips from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), Cricket West Indies (CWI), and other cricket federations. Currently, FanCraze’s platform hosts more than 120,000 video collectibles that highlight the most memorable World Cup moments.

Cricket-focused NFT platform Rario has received equity funding from master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as well. Rario will now make Tendulkar’s unique digital collectibles available on its marketplace.

Ankit Wadhwa and Sunny Bhanot, both IIT grads, founded the licensed digital collectibles platform Rario in 2021. Cricket fans may trade and collect cricket NFTs thanks to it.

According to FanCraze CEO Anshum Bhambri, they see star athletes as artists who create their works on the playing field. They are eager to work with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, two of cricket’s biggest stars ever, to create a new model of interaction between players and spectators.

As part of FanCraze’s innovative “see now, buy now” experience, wherein drops occur the day before each T20 World Cup game and users purchase these special “Crictos Of The Game” packs via FanCraze’s randomized queuing system, fans can pre-order packs including moments that have not even yet occurred.