Cheteshwar Pujara Partners With Rario to Launch His Cricket NFTs

Pujara joins other cricketing megastars who are already part of Rario’s Cricket NFT Marketplace, to usher in a new era of cricket fandom where cricketing frenzy meets cutting-edge tech

Founded by Ankit Wadhwa and Sunny Bhanot, Rario has partnered with Dream Capital for a funding round that raised $ 120 million, will now have access to its 140 Million users

Rario, the world's first officially licensed cricket digital collectibles platform, today announced Indian test team’s batting mainstay, Cheteshwar Pujara is the latest on the growing list of cricketing superstars to have signed an exclusive contract with them. Pujara joins the likes of Rishabh Pant, Aaron Finch, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Smriti Mandhana, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Quinton De Kock, M Siraj, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shafali Verma as player partners of the platform. Through this association, Pujara’s NFTs will be available exclusively on Rario.

One of India’s most accomplished batters, Cheteshwar Pujara scored his first international Test century against New Zealand in Hyderabad. Right after, against England, made an unbeaten 206 runs and helped his team to win the match and go 1–0 up in the series. He was also named man of the match for his inning. He continued his excellent form when he made another hundred in the second match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. He not only made big scores in the next two matches but ended the series as the second highest run scorer with 438 runs. His 222-run partnership is India's joint-highest in South Africa and their highest in the second innings of a Test in South Africa.

Speaking on the association, Cheteshwar Pujara said, “My career path is packed with a variety of memorable moments, right from when I scored my first hundred, to now, as a dedicated Indian cricketer striving towards playing, leading and winning tournaments nationally and internationally. It is exciting to witness the new wave of NFTs in which cricket fans can cherish and own their favourite moments from their favourite game. I am looking forward to partnering with Rario, the biggest community of cricket fans, and stepping into the metaverse with my own NFTS, which many of my colleagues and friends are already a part of.”

Rario Co-Founder and CEO, Ankit Wadhwa, said, “Cheteshwar Pujara is a rock-steady batter known to score big time and time again. He has led India to some of its most memorable test victories, against some of the biggest teams in the world. His calm demeanor coupled with his ability to guide the team to victories has made him a renowned name in both the domestic and international circuits. I am thrilled to have him join the amazing cricketing lineup we’re building in the Rarioverse.”

About Rario - World’s first Officially Licensed Cricket NFT Platform

Founded in 2021 by IIT Alumni Ankit Wadhwa and Sunny Bhanot as the world’s first officially licensed digital collectibles platform for cricket fans to collect and trade cricket NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens). Rario has exclusive partnerships with Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket, Big Bash League, Women’s Big Bash League, Super Smash, Hero Caribbean Premier League, Lanka Premier League, Abu Dhabi T10 League, Legends League Cricket, and has a roster of over 900 international cricketers as well as over 30 exclusive brand ambassadors.

Having Polygon Studios, and Animoca as partners, Rario is based out of Singapore and is also backed by reputed investors such as Kingsway Capital, Presight Capital, and Dream Capital. Since 2021, Rario has sold over 50,000 NFTs to sports fans across 75+ countries.

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