Cricket player Dinesh Karthik scored the last six goals in the 2018 Indian game against Bangladesh. That game won the blue men’s Nidahas trophy, which was one of the most iconic moments in recent sports history.
Through cooperation with squash player Saurav Ghosal, exciting events were captured in the form of India’s first ever sports NFT (non-homogeneous token).
The digital art NFT named “Six For The Win” will be publicly auctioned in October. This is an animated clip that shows Karthik’s thoughts when facing the opposing team in the final minutes of the game.
When talking about the creative concept of NFT, Karthik said: “For the Indian team and every one of our fans, this incredible experience happens to be the most watched sports video in the world on YouTube. This shows that this is for all of us. What a precious memory for people, it’s great to review and share it from my perspective during this collaboration.”
Ghosal and Karthik worked with technology partners in New York to produce digital art, which included Karthik’s voice-overs.
When talking about what this means for the emerging NFT market in India, Ghosal said: “We hope that the’six-game winning streak’ will usher in an era of sports NFT. It is very exciting for us to be a pioneer in the Indian NFT field itself. This field has achieved great success in the United States and elsewhere.
“Non-fungible tokens are stored on the blockchain, just like cryptocurrencies, which means they cannot be exchanged or decomposed, and you have an accurate historical record from the source, so they cannot be forged. The potential is huge here. It’s digital art and other forms of souvenirs.”
In’Six For The Win’, Ghosal added: “Between the unforgettable victory celebrated by this NFT and the honor it enjoys as the first sports NFT in India, this is a collector’s dream. We also It can be expected that its value will appreciate over time, making it an excellent investment. We are happy to provide it to bidders who are keen to explore this fast-growing market.”
The winning bidder in the auction will also receive a signed jersey worn by Karthik in the competition. The auction is open to the public and will be held on https://rarible.com from October 12th to 22nd.