For a batsman, a bat becomes one of the most important aspects of his life during his career. Nowadays, there has been a bunch of changes in the modern day bats.
Earlier, players like Viv Richards used to walk into the field with bats that looked like toothpicks but that has grown and developed over time. With the modern technology allowing for more smooth but powerful bats, there have been so many advancements.
Nowadays, bats are especially for a particular player with even a gram here and there being modified to make sure that it is perfect. With so many technical things involved with these willows, it is no wonder that the boundary percentage even in Test cricket has seen an increase in recent times.
Two Indian batsmen who have the ability to smash the boundaries at will are none other than Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. The two modern greats of cricket have shown their character time and time again and have let their bats do the talking. Those bats may be worth a chance should they choose to auction them.
Here’s a look at the bats of these batting stalwarts:
Virat owns the fantastic MRF Genius Grand edition bat that weighs somewhere around 1100-1200 grams. The sweet spot starts from 6 inches from eth toe-end and it ends at 12 inches and it is not too heavy. It has the perfect balance for Kohli to smack sixes.
The 9 piece cane handle allows for more compliance and has thick edges with a curved blade. A bat of this quality will cost around Rs. 17000 to Rs. 23000.
The former Indian skipper has his own series of bats called Spartan MSD 7 Limited Edition. The sweet spot on his bat start from 8 inches from the tor-end and it ends at 12 inches and it is made of English Willow Grade 1. The 9 piece cane handle is an excellent addition to stability and strength.
The edges are huge and allow for Dhoni to get full power even when he mishits the ball. The cost of this bat is around Rs. 24,000.
However, it needs to be said that the bats Dhoni and Kohli use are invaluable because they are legends of the game.