It is become common in corporate India, to sign the top or upcoming cricket celebrities as brand ambassadors. Cricketers have mass appeal and are trusted by the audience of different age groups; this is why many cricketers are offered huge amounts of money to promote brands.
One such young and upcoming Indian cricketer is Rishabh Pant, who plays as a middle-order wicket keeper batsman. Rishabh Pant has so far played for India in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2016), Twenty20 International (from 2017), and has also captained the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils.
The cricketer debuted in The One Day International (ODI) in 2018. In the year 2019, the Rishabh was awarded the ICC emerging player of the year at the event of ICC awards. Recently in February 2021, Rishabh pant became the Men’s player of the month by ICC awards. What made him famous was his performances in 2015 to 2016 Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.
One of his best performances was when he scored 308 in the 2016 to 2017 Ranji Trophy against Maharashtra and became the third youngest Indian to score a triple century in First class cricket. He was brought by the Delhi Daredevils team for Rs 1.9 crore in 2016 and in 2018 he scored 128 not out from just 63 balls for the team making him the highest individual score by an Indian cricketer in Indian Premier League history.
Because of these performances he was made the captain of the IPL team Delhi Daredevils, making him the 4th youngest Indian to captain an IPL team. Rishabh Pant also became the part of the Indian Team as a replacement for an injured Shikhar Dhawan for 2019 Cricket World Cup. Rishabh pant performance in Gabba will go down history as he helped the team beat Australia and win the Border Gavaskar Series in 2021.
Many media outlets called him as definition of an ideal T20 batsman. The estimated net worth of Rishabh pant is $5 million in 2021. While he is known to charge over Rs 20 to 30 Lakhs per endorsement deal. Some of the brands endorsed by Rishabh Pant are Noise, JSW Steel, The pant project, Himalaya, Boost, Cadbury fuse, Boat, Realme 3, among others.
Here are the bands endorsed by Rishabh Pant
Noise is India's biggest wearables company that was founded by Amit Khatri and Gaurav Khatri in 2014. The company also makes smartphones cases, headphones, earbuds and other accessories for various types of smartphones. This made in India company has its headquarters in Gurugram and sells most its products on Amazon and Flipkart.
As of 2020, Noise ranked among top 5 brands in India in wireless earphones as it has so far come up industry leading and path breaking innovations in audio and smartwatch technology. Noise is currently renewing its focus on smart wearables and hearables and that’s why it signed Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador in 2021.
The company also aims to reach out to young sports enthusiast across India and strengthen its position as the leader in the smartwatch market. Rishabh Pant has also appeared in many of the brands multimedia ads. According to the company Rishabh is true to his spirit and values and listened to his own just like the “Dil Ka Shor” campaign and so fits the brand.
JSW Steel is one of the most popular Indian multinational steel manufacturing company and is a subsidiary of JSW Group. The company has its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra and has a global footprint of 140 countries including USA, India, South America and Africa. JSW Steel is among the fastest growing companies in India as it has a total installed capacity of 18 MTPA.
The JSW Group is a part of the O.P Jindal Group which is in sectors such as Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Ventures and Sports. The company signed Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador in 2020 for a period of three years. The cricketer has been featured in an ad campaign which promoted the product JSW Colouron+ colour coated sheets and JSW Neosteel TMT bars.
Commenting on the association, the cricketer said that he is happy to partner with JSW Steel and sincerely believes that it will be very long and exciting association. He also added that he is proud to partner with a company that he admires for leadership journey, innovative products and future-ready capabilities.
Himalaya is a popular Indian multinational pharmaceutical company that was founded by Mohammed Manal in 1930. The company has its headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka and is known for its personal care, baby care, well-being, nutrition and healthcare products for using organic or ayurvedic ingredients.
Its products can be found in over 106 countries around the world, in 2015 it sold its products to over 91 countries from it generated over 50% of its revenue outside India. The company signed Rishabh Pant along with Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador in 2019. The two cricketers are seen to be endorsing the company’s face care products for men with the tagline of ‘Looking Good and Loving It’ in the ad commercial.
With the duo endorsing the brand, it hopes to grow the male grooming sector and gain a huge market share in the coming years. Rajesh Krisnamurthy the business head for Himalaya said that both the cricketer were their first choice as they perfectly symbolise the Himalaya’s promise to make every young man look good and feel confident.
Boost is one of India’s leading malt-based health food drink that is under Unilever. The brand was initially launched in 1975 and is clinically proved to increase stamina up to three times more. The brand is targeted towards people who need a nourishing beverage for extra nutrition or to fill gaps in their diets and for people who have lost their appetite, etc.
The drink is available Chocolate flavor and ‘Ready to Sip’ pack and continues to be a well known health food drink in the market. The company has always been synonymous with choosing its brand ambassador as they are all leading cricketers of their time like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli.
The brand signed Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer as its brand ambassadors in 2019. According to the brand both the cricketers are young achiever in Indian cricket and so are the perfect for the brand that aims to empower kids become champions in sports and life.
Cadbury Fuse is well known chocolate bar that is manufactured by Cadbury in India and initially produced in UK. The chocolate bar is said to be made up of 70% a solid bar of milk chocolate while the other 30% consists of nuts, raisins, crisp cereal pieces put within it. This chocolate bar was the centre of a large marketing campaign which lead to a national launch of the product on "FuseDay" on 24thSeptember 1996.
This campaign was successful that it sold over 40 million Fuse bars were sold in the first week of its release. However, the brand was discontinued until its was launched again under Cadbury’s India in 2016. The brand signed Yuvraj Singh, along with Rishabh Pant as its endorsers in 2019 during the IPL season.
The two cricketers showed their fun side in the ad campaign that had a tagline of “Cricket is a gentleman’s game, but hunger is certainly not!”. The motive of this campaign was to endorse the brand while also providing cricket fans the necessary excitement they wanted. Cadbury Fuse was also the official hunger partner of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad 2019.
The Pant Project
The Pant Project is a full service online tailoring option for custom made pants for men across the country. The brand was launched in October 2020 with an aim of becoming the country’s top direct to consumer clothing brand especially in time of a global pandemic where people prefer to buy clothes online at the comfort and safety of their homes.
Rishabh Pant was signed as the brand ambassador for The Pant Project and has featured in many of its multimedia ad campaign endorsing the PanT20 Collection. The PanT20 collection will include pants, shorts and chinos custom made from comfortable, breathable cotton perfect for Indian Summer and will be prices Rs. 1990 to Rs. 2990.
Commenting on the association, Dhruv Toshniwal, the Founder and CEO of The Pant Project said that, “Not only does the cricketer share the name with the brand but his personality is also perfect for our custom-made e-tailoring brand.” He also added that just like the cricketer’s dynamic and adaptability towards playing all format of the game like T20s, ODIs and Test matches, similarly the company is all about custom-made and doesn’t believe in the one size fits all approach.
BoAt is a leading consumer electronics company in India founded by Sameer Mehta and Aman Gupta in 2013. The company has its headquarters in New Delhi and is known for its range products like headphones, speakers, mobile phone accessories, smartwatches, stereos, travel chargers, power banks, sound bars, etc.
BoAt is also the 5th largest wearable brand in the world in 2020 with a market share of 3.5% in the global market. Boat was also the official audio sponsor of over six IPL teams in 2020. The company signed Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassadors in 2019 and have appeared in ad campaigns together.
With the help of the cricketers the company aims to strengthen the brand’s appeal among the Gen Z audience. Since it collaborated with IPL teams, Boat launched a limited-edition headphone which was inspired by the insignia and colours of the respective teams to cater to their fans.
Realme is one of the top Chinese smartphone company that has its headquarters based in Beijing, China. The company was founded by Sky Li, while it’s the sub-brand of Oppo and a subsidiary of BBK Electronics. Realme is known for its products such as smartphones, earphones, power banks, Realme UI, Smartphones, phones cases, etc.
In 2018, the brand grew to become number 1 emerging brand in the Indian smartphone market. The company is pioneer in smartphone Indian market as it was the first 64MP smartphone, fastest-charging smartphone, and first 5G smartphone in India. According to a report, Realme sold over 4.7 million units worldwide in 2019 making it among the top 10 mobile phone manufactures in the world.
It currently has more than 10 million users globally. Rishabh Pant was made the brand endorser for the Realme 3 series of smartphones in 2019. In the ad, Rishabh showcases the features of the Realme 3 pro with the tagline #3stepsahead.
Rishabh Pant at a young age of 23 years old has given outstanding performance and has been behind big victories India has achieved in the recent times. Brands also look for get sports celebrities who are at an early stage of the career so that the brand can grow along with the sportsperson.
Rishabh Pant has recently become popular in the advertising world because of his good track record, right attitude, competitive on-field and friendly off field, fan following and trending.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Rishabh Pant?
Rishabh Pant is an upcoming middle order wicket keeper batsman from India.
What is the net worth of Rishabh Pant?
The estimated net worth of Rishabh Pant is $5 million in 2021.
How much does Rishabh Pant charge for brand endorsements?
Rishabh Pant is known to charge over Rs 20 to 30 Lakhs per endorsement deal.
What are brands endorsed by Rishabh Pant?
Some of the brands endorsed by Rishabh Pant are Noise, JSW Steel, The pant project, Himalaya, Boost, Cadbury fuse, Boat, Realme 3, among others.