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Dhoni uses World Cup final bat for charity
By CricShotsStaff - Mar 5, 2020 7:32 pm
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” Dhoni finishes it off in Style… India lifts the world cup after 28 years…. the party starts in the dressing room and it is the Indian captain who has been absolutely magnificent on the night of the final ” these words by Ravi Shastri will echo in every Indian fan’s ears all throughout eternity.

Dhoni
MS Dhoni

Reminiscing the night of the final, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had promoted himself up the batting order ahead of India’s most in-form batsman and World Cup’s player of the Tournament, Yuvraj Singh.  After the early dismissal of Virender Shewag, the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar sent chills across the whole world as they realized that it was the last time they would get to watch the legend play in a World Cup.

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Gautam Gambir’s performance along with the stability provided by Virat  Kohli helped India stabilize their innings before Kohli got dismissed. That Final at Wankhede will always be one of the most memorable matches for any Indian, especially every Mumbaikar, and the fans who flocked the stadium. Fans all across India had headed to various public gatherings, screenings, bars or watched the match together with friends and family at home.

Something that stood out, more importantly after the World Cup final was the value of the cricket bat that MSD used to hit that iconic Six which won India the World Cup. Before Dhoni’s innings began the value of that bat would have been a mere five-six thousand rupees. But with every shot hit by Dhoni from that willow in the final, the value of the bat started to increase. by the time the match ended, its value rose up to a staggering amount.

Dhoni
MS Dhoni

That winning six added a good number of Zero’s behind the value of the bat and once the match ended, that MSD Bat as sold for a  whopping Rs 83 lakhs. The main focus on selling that bat was to raise funds for the ‘Sakshi Foundation.’ An NGO ran by MSD’s wife Sakshi dhoni which caters to children from economically backward sections of the society in India.

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RK Global Share and Securities LTD are the current owners of the precious bat. There has been no other cricketing bat that has cost anyone more than MSD’s World Cup final bat making it the most expensive bat in cricketing history.   The Guinness Book of World Records also has officially named it to be the most expensive cricket bat in the world.