The cricket bat is one accessory that has seen a lot of change in the past few decades. Earlier, the likes of Viv Richards used to walk into the field with bats that looked like toothpicks but that has evolved and changed over time.
With modern technology allowing for more sleek and powerful bats, there have been so many improvements. Bats now are made specifically for each player with even a gram here and there being adjusted to make sure that it is perfect. With so many technicalities involved with these willows, it is no wonder that batsmen are able to hit multiple boundaries with ease.
Two players from the Indian team who have no problem hitting the big ones are Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. The two modern legends of the game have shown their class time and time again and have let their bats do the talking. Those bats may be worth a fortune should they choose to auction them.
Here’s a look at the bats of these players:
Virat is the owner of a fantastic MRF Genius Grand edition that weighs about 1100-1200 grams. The grains come in around 6 to 12 and it is not too weighty. It has the perfect balance for Virat to smash boundaries both on and out of the ground.
The piece cane handle allows for more flexibility and has thick edges with a curved blade. A bat of this quality will cost around Rs. 17000 to Rs. 23000.
The former Indian captain has his own line of bats called Spartan MSD 7 Limited Edition. The grains on the bat are around 8 to 12 and it is made of English Willow Grade 1. The 9 piece cane handle is an excellent addition for balance and strength.
The edges, as seen are massive and allows for Dhoni to get full power even when he mishits. The cost of this bat is around Rs. 24,000.
However, it needs to be said that the bats Dhoni and Kohli use are priceless because they are legends of the game.
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