Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was appointed as brand ambassador of online fantasy sports platform StarPick.
“We are thrilled to have the true champion of Indian Football, Sunil Chhetri, as our brand ambassador, who shares his admiration for the World Cup as well as his vision for football in fantasy sports, which is slated to be the next hot button gripping the fan base,” Trigam Mukherjee, Co-Founder & CEO, StarPick said in an official release.
StarPick also announced the launch of the 2018 Football World Cup online platform, offering prizes worth Rs 20 crore.
“We look forward to driving football conversations as the language that will connect India,” Trigam further stated.
Commenting on the association, Chhetri said, “I am privileged to collaborate with StarPick known as a company that is redefining fantasy sports in India.”
The platform will now engage with football fans to enable them to use their skills to build and own their teams on the platform and be a part of the excitement associated with the Football World Cup in Russia.
Chhetri was in the news after posted a video on his Twitter account in which he pleaded people to attend his team’s match against Kenya in Mumbai- “abuse us, criticize us but please come to watch the Indian national team play.”
Recently, Indian football skipper equaled Lionel Messi’s tally of 64 international goals with a stunning brace against Kenya in the finals of the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai. In the list of active international goal scorers, the 32-year-old is now only behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo who has netted the ball 81 times in 124 appearances.