Bhubaneswar: An avid IPL viewer, Prabhudatta Nayak from Salebhata- Balangir, Orissa had for five years watched hundreds of Vodafone SuperFans go centre stage at IPL matches, shake hands with the match winning captain and take home the signed match ball from the winning captain. In Vivo IPL 2017, Prabhudatta lived his dream as the Vodafone SuperFan for the match on 12th April 2017, watching his favourite team Mumbai Indians take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The 29 year old Prabhudatta Nayak won a host of privileges from Vodafone, including being flown to Mumbai with his brother Sridatta Nayak, driven to the stadium in style, watched the match seated in the special Vodafone box and post match, went on field to shake hands with and received the autographed match ball from Rohit Sharma the captain of Mumbai Indians, even as millions of viewers watched from across the globe.
“I have always been proud to be a Vodafone customer. Winning the Vodafone SuperFan title is one of the happiest occasions of my life and has given me memories to be treasured for posterity. I am grateful to Vodafone for giving me the opportunity to be a part of IPL history!,” said a perceptibly elated Prabhudatta Nayak, post the thrilling match played in Mumbai yesterday.
The ever popular Vodafone SuperFan contest offers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to Vodafone customers to take centre stage on a global sporting platform. To celebrate the ten years of Vodafone’s partnership with this cricketing extravaganza, Vodafone SuperFantitle has become bigger and better with VodafoneSuperFanKiSuperwish, giving participants a chance to win some money-can’t-buy experiencesrelated to cricket in the country. On offer are – dinner with their favourite cricketer, joining IPL stars at net practice, participating in Extra Innings show on Sony, taking a selfie with the Vivo IPL trophy, amongst others.
Siddharth Banerjee, EVP- Marketing, Vodafone India, said, “Over 10 momentous years, Vodafone and IPL have become synonymous with each other. Engaging and celebrating the fan has been at the core of Vodafone’s IPL strategy. The Vodafone SuperFan contest is a much looked forward to platform at each IPL tourney and its popularity has grown with the years. As we commemorate 10 years of Vodafone’s iconic association with IPL, we have made our campaign SuperSpecial and enhanced the aspirational value for Vodafone SuperFan with VodafoneSuperFanKiSuperWish. So even as Vodafone customers enjoy watching IPL matches on their mobile phones with Vodafone’s Data Strong Network, they can also participate in our exciting initiatives for Vivo IPL 2017.”
To participate, customers need to simply SMS SUPERFAN <CITY> to 199 or download My Vodafone App. Then look forward to being selected as a Vodafone SuperFan and make your SuperWish come true!