MS Dhoni’s bat sold for an enormous sum of £100,000
The amount is the highest that anyone has ever paid for a cricket bat in the history of the game
Updated - Jun 7, 2017 9:03 pm
If you had to think about the most profitable player in the Indian cricket team, all eyes would be locked in on the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who over the years has become a massive brand ambassador for many products.
It isn’t quite the same person and the way in which we think it is; MS Dhoni is arguably one of the biggest brand ambassadors any product would get despite the wicket-keeper’s retirement from the longest format of cricket.
How much would you be willing to pay for MS Dhoni’s bat? A good amount I would reckon, but what if I say that it the same bat that he used while he got the home side over the line in the biggest stage of International Cricket- World Cup, wouldn’t the price increase three-fold?
It was the Reebok one:
MS Dhoni’s Reebok bat that he used while captaining the Indian team in the World Cup 2011 is the highest ever auctioned bat in the cricketing history, another record to add with the former skipper already having many records under his name. It was under his and Gary Kirsten’s tutelage that the Indian team won their second World Cup in the ODI’s format, with Kapil Dev’s 1983 side having won the first World Cup for the country.
On the day of reckoning, the former Indian skipper hit 91 runs in just 78 balls, with eight boundaries and two sixes at a strike rate of 115.18. The final runs came off the right-hander’s bat with a massive six over long-on off the bowling of Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara.
The bat was then auctioned and purchased for a cool £100,000 ($161,295) by RK Global Shares and Security. At the MS Dhoni, “East meets West” Charity Dinner back on 18th July 2011. The amount is the highest that anyone has ever paid for a cricket bat in the history of the game and it seems would hold the record for years to come.