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NFT Auction: Bat signed by 2011 World Cup winning team fetches USD 25,000

New Delhi, Dec 25, 2021- A bat signed by the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team was sold for USD 25,000 (Rs 18,76,000), while Australia batter David Warner’s 2016 IPL-winning signed SunRisers Hyderabad jersey fetched the highest bid of USD 30,000 (Rs 22,51,200) in a non-fungible token (NFT) auction in Dubai.

The digital rights to the collection of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement match was picked up by his ardent fan Amal Khan from Mumbai for USD 40,000. The collection included a signed match jersey, special commemorative cover, and autographed match ticket and was the first one to go under the hammer, during the auction.

The NFT auction, conducted by CricFlix in association with RevSportz and Fanatic Sports, garnered a total of USD 335,950 on Friday.

With an exclusive collection of 23 rare artifacts of world cricket, including the official souvenir and team autographs from India’s maiden tour to England in 1932 were sold for USD14,500 (INR 10,88,080) and USD14,000 (INR 10,50,560) respectively. The auction roaster also saw the Don Brandman signed NFT stamp being sold for USD 26,600 (INR19,96,064).

Lata Mangeshkar’s concert recording for the 1983 World Cup-winning team was bought for USD 21,000 (Rs 15,75,740) while Balasaheb Thackeray cartoons and autographs from India’s first tour of Pakistan in 1952 were auctioned for USD 15,000 (Rs 11,25,528).

Meanwhile, the digital rights of India’s first-ever Test skipper CK Naiyudu’s collection, including his original bank account book and passport, were sold for USD 7500 and USD 9800 respectively.

Veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami’s 2017 World Cup semi-final jersey fetched USD 10,000. It was also the first-ever NFT from the women’s cricketing world. (Agency)

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