Cricket as a sport in India commands an unrivaled attention almost bordering on zealous love. It is often compared as a religion and the cricketers often metaphorically referred to as gods. No other sport comes close to the kind of coverage cricket has in India and it is easy to find small cricket matches going on in the dusty lanes which brings together people of all ages. The sport brings together people regardless of their circumstances.
India always produced some outstanding cricketers and boasts about names like Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli to name a few. While these cricketers are legends in their own rights at the game of cricket, they have conquered the 22 yards pitch, not many might know they are equally able entrepreneurs.
Let us have a look at five cricketers who are also entrepreneurs.
1) Sachin Tendulkar
Often referred to as the ‘God Of Cricket,’ Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the best batsman of this generation, to have walked on this planet. While Sachin had conquered many records on the field, he has also established a career outside of cricket since his retirement from the game. Sachin has investments in several brands and is one of the main investors in Smartron, a technology based company. His other investments include brands like Musafir, Smaaash Entertainment, and owns a string of restaurants to his name. Sachin is also the co owner of Kochi Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters FC.
2) M.S. Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni or ‘Captain Cool’ as he is referred to by his fans, Dhoni is responsible for winning the Cricket World Cups in both the fifty overs and T20 formats. Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped into the world of business, by buying a Supersport World Championship team, Mahi Racing Team India, which is co owned by Akkineni Nagarjuna. Dhoni is also the co owner of Chennaiyin FC with Abhishek Bachchan in ISL and also owns Ranchi Rays in Hockey India League with Sahara India Pariwar. Dhoni also launched a lifestyle brand, ZEVEN, and owns the footwear section of the Brand. Recently, he joined hands with the app Run Adams by buying 25% stake in the startup.
3) Virat kohli
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian Cricket Team and is one of the best players of the current generation. Virat is also one of the world’s most famous sports persons along with the likes of Leo Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Roger Federer and LeBron James. Virat is an astute businessman apart from being the captain of the cricket team. His first business investment was for FC Goa in ISL, where he co owned the football team franchise with a vision to grow football in India. He also launched the youth fashion brand Wrogn with Anjana Reddy to produce casual wear for Men and tied up with Myntra Fashion, as well as Shopper Stop to promote the brand. Kohli also holds shares in the London based Tech Startup, Sport Convo, which is a social networking site for sports lovers to talk about their favourite stars. His urge to make India fit, drove him to create the fitness brand Chisel, in association with Franchise India. Chisel is a chain of Gym and Fitness centres spread across various regions of the country.
4) Virender Sehwag
Often referred to as the ‘Nawab Of Najafgarh,’ Virender Sehwag was the bane of bowlers across the world because of his daredevil batting techniques. Sehwag owns a restaurant in Delhi’s Moti Nagar since 2006 and is named as ‘Sehwag’s Favourites.’ He started a school, Sehwag International School in Jhajjar, Haryana. It has world class facilities that aim at a 360 degree development of students. They are rated as one of the best schools of India with a sports academy, where Sehwag coaches kids personally, during his off time.
5) Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is best remembered for smashing six sixes in a single over against England and used to entertain fans thoroughly with his batting and fielding skills. The former Indian cricketer, owns a sports based e commerce store sports365.in including investments in Vyomo, Moovo, Black With Orange, Cartisan, Heathians, Educart and Sportybeans. Other than that, Yuvi has also started YouWeCan, a startup which has helped hundreds of cancer patients battle their ordeal. Yuvraj was himself a cancer survivor and beat the disease successfully in the past.
These cricketers have won multiple accolades for India on the international stage and have also shined in their personal lives by setting examples. Let us know if any other cricketers should also deserve a mention in this list!
CardByte Launches Contact Management and Business Networking App to Revolutionize Businesses
CardByte, a contactless contact management and business networking company, steps foot in the Indian market to disrupt businesses and elevate the number game for individuals and organizations. The venture is a card-based networking and contact management platform for individuals and companies that are driven and regulated with proprietary AI-integrated management systems.
Not only is the company bridging the gap by launching an application to stay in touch with one’s contact but also staying environmentally conscious of its choices. CardByte’s digital-only model aims to reduce the paper print across the globe and prevent deforestation for manual contact cards and networking.
Reinstating a new normal with its digital services and features, CardByte aims to aid individuals, enterprises and companies that can’t afford fancy, hefty-priced automated solutions for contact management and regulation. It further assists people in managing and arranging contacts; scanning, finding, and updating contacts in real-time for immediate help and increases the overall productivity of individuals, clients/ businesses. In addition to this, CardByte is helping people to stay connected and updated with their network.
CardByte intends to take the sector by storm with its features and services including contact directory with organizer to organize contacts by industry, profession, and build one’s business and professional network, online/offline sharing of business cards, AI-powered online/offline card scanner, enabling discovery to help people explore known contacts and get connected to mutual contacts and maintaining privacy to have complete control over your information.
Mr. Navinn Kapur, Co-founder & Director of Scientia Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Navinn Kapur, Co-founder & Director of Scientia Solutions Pvt. Ltd., said, “CardByte is our effort to revolutionise the way people manage their contacts. Helping businesses grow accurate contact information and periodic upgrades with time, I see people understanding the perks of organising their contact book digitally and regulating their connections to network better even in this low touch economy. CardByte is not only something that helps people organise their contacts at the tip of their finger but also respects their privacy and confidentiality while being easy-to-use. It helps the customers in structuring their contacts digitally, network socially along and enable them to take control of their data while allowing seamless integration of all their information in our AI Directory.“
He further added, “CardByte is meant to be a part of your routine, making you come back to it every time you need help with your contacts or your social circle. With the launch of the app, we further envision to introduce the enterprise version of the product soon this year and enable our customers to have experience Augmented Reality and conversational AI through our product.“
Atrimed Pharmaceuticals Introduce – Vyvuz: A Capsule that can Inhibit Viral Replication
Bangalore based Atrimed Pharmaceuticals recently launched their new find ‘Vyvuz Capsules’, a highly researched product licensed by the “Drug Authority of Kerala” that has been shown to inhibit the virus by up to 99.9%.
Vyvuz capsule jar
In the wake of the Omicron threat, it has become imperative to have a multi-pronged strategy to combat SARS CoV2. Dr. Hrishikesh Damle, M D & CEO – Atrimed Pharma stated that “As we know, vaccines are a good way to prevent the severity of the disease.” He continued, “Other measures like medicines that can prevent the replication of the virus also have a major role. With the ease of use and affordable price, all primary contacts, those who are travelling, attending gatherings or school-going children, can be protected against the virus with the addition of Vyvuz to existing measures.” Since it is known to be safe, Vyvuz has ingredients that have been tested in the Government of India Biotechnology labs and have been shown to inhibit the virus by up to 99.9%.
Atrimed Vyvuz Press Conference
It is going to take longer to achieve 100% vaccination with two doses among the eligible population. Children aged 15 to 18 are recently approved to be vaccinated. A booster for all is a distant dream currently. At this juncture, Vyvuz comes as a welcome alternative that can be added to the current effort. This formulation has been tested against the ‘Delta‘ variant and was found to be effective. AI based studies prove that it is also effective against the ‘Omicron‘ variant.
The formulation contains Centella Asiatica, Withania Somnifera, and Andrographis Paniculata. Atrimed has conducted In-Silico, In-Vitro, In-Vivo, Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials. The formulation was proven to be effective in reducing inflammatory markers and hence early symptomatic relief in COVID patients. The present formulation has been developed through the meticulous research carried out by Atrimed, and we request all Ayurvedic Doctors to judicially prescribe the product.
About Atrimed Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd.
Based in Bangalore, develops medicines from plant based molecules to develop drugs that cure diseases which have plagued humanity such as Psoriasis, Acne, Arthritis and more. It combines the traditional cures with the knowledge base created from computer aided drug design, biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence to establish a library of plant molecules, some 400,000 strong, the largest in the world. Its products cater to Skin and Hair care, Mother and Child care, and Bone related diseases, Nutrition, Metabolism and Allergies. The pharmaceutical company was sent to BIO 2019, Philadelphia, USA which is the largest Biotechnology Expo in the world by the Karnataka Government to showcase Karnataka’s biotechnological ecosystem to learn more about the perspectives of high-level government officials, key thought leaders and experts from around the world on the new opportunities and challenges facing the global biotech industry.
For further information, please visit: atrimed.com.
Goa Eyes Investment Opportunities from India Pavilion
The state of Goa is ready to showcase its tourism prowess and business opportunities available in the state to global investors during its participation at India Pavilion in EXPO2020 Dubai.
Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai and Mr. J Ashok Kumar, Secretary, Industries & Tourism, Government of Goa at the Goa Week inauguration ceremony at India Pavilion, EXPO2020 held yesterday
The state’s floor was inaugurated yesterday by Mr. J. Ashok Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister, Sports & Youth Affairs, Tourism, Industries Trade & Commerce, Handicrafts Textile & Coir, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Secretary – Revenue, Information Technology, Labour & Employment and Mrs Swetika Sachan, Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Goa at the India Pavilion Dubai EXPO2020.
Inaugurating the state’s floor, Mr. J. Ashok Kumar said, “The state of Goa is proud to be a part of the EXPO2020. The state looks forward to this opportunity to showcase its vibrant culture and invite investors to explore our major focus sectors such as Agro & Food Processing, IT & Knowledge-based Industry, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, and Tourism.”
Mr. Sanjay Kumar said, “IT is a main area of thrust in the state. We have progressive policies such as the IT Policy 2017, and the Start-up Policy, 2021 with attractive incentive packages. We have also developed a new Electronic Manufacturing Cluster where plots of varying sizes are available for allotment.”
Ms. Swetika Sachan, CEO, Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board said, “I look forward to connecting with the Goan diaspora of the region and discuss the investment potential of the state. IPB is the single window agency of Goa, and we are here to offer the desired support to those looking to Goa for their next investment.”
Goa will be making a strong pitch to the global investors by showcasing its business capabilities along with its tradition and culture through a series of events exhibiting opportunities across key focus sectors including Education, Tourism, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Agro-based and Food Processing Industries and Aviation, Aerospace and Defence among others.
On the Goa inaugural event, Ms. Tadu Mamu, Consul – Press, Information, Culture & Labour, said, “Goa is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India and one of the upcoming investment destinations offering great opportunities. The Goa Week at India Pavilion will host various business meetings and cultural events showcasing the prowess of the state across different sectors.”
The Goa week will also see industry-specific expert sessions, roundtable discussions, B2B & G2G meetings along with cultural performances by renowned artists and Goan Band.
Goa is the smallest state in the country with a rich heritage, serene atmosphere and well-developed infrastructure. Goas economic growth is driven by the strong performance of its industrial sectors such as tourism, fishing, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
Tourism is the backbone of the state’s economy, with 40% of the population directly or indirectly dependent on it. The state has recently framed a new tourism policy to offer a uniquely Goan experience to visitors by presenting a versatile concoction of historic, natural, ethnic, cultural locations and attractions.
The Goa week will conclude on 20th January 2022.
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