Sports marketing and player management firm Baseline Ventures has added three emerging Indian sportsmen to its strong roaster of athletes.
Cricketers Rahul Chahar and Yashasvi Jaiswal and swimmer Sajan Prakash join the likes of PV Sindhu and Ravindra Jadeja on the list of celebrities managed by Baseline Ventures. The company also owns India’s volleyball league – Pro Volleyball.
“These are exciting times for Indian sports. We are extremely excited to have these young talents join the roster of clients we exclusively manage. We see great potential in them and I am sure in coming times, they will prove their mettle to the world in their respective sports and make us proud,” said Tuhin Mishra, MD and co-founder, Baseline Ventures.
Chahar had his breakthrough season in IPL this year while playing for the Mumbai Indians. The 19-year-old leg spinner earned praise from all quarters and played a pivotal role in helping his team lift the trophy by picking 13 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of less than 7.
Jaiswal proved his mettle in India’s U-19 side in last year’s ACC U-19 Asia Cup, helping India to a win in the tournament with his left-handed batting. He also broke into Mumbai’s Ranji side in January this year.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Prakash, who represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympics, created history in 2015 when he won 6 Gold and 3 Silver medals to emerge as the best athlete of the Indian National Games, held at Trivandrum, Kerala. He also made heads turn at the last year’s Asian Games in Jakarta when he became the first Indian to qualify for the 200m butterfly final after 32 years, and then set a national record time of 1:57.75 by finishing fifth in the event.
Founded in 2014, Baseline is one of the leaders in sports, events, entertainment and licensing in India. It also represents and manages Pankaj-Advani, Prithvi-Shaw, Kidambi Srikanth, Jemima Rodriguez and MC Mary Kom.