In International Cricket, a scale has been set from the weight of the ball to the length and width of the bat. Although this has not always been the case, these rules keep changing from time to time. There have also been most controversies regarding the rules of cricket. The thing that has caused the most controversy in this is the cricket bat.
On some occasions on the cricket field, players landed on the crease with a bat, which was absolutely against the rules. The spectators were thrilled by these strange bats. There was also a lot of controversy regarding these balls. In today’s article, we will tell you about 5 such bats, about which there were a lot of controversies.
1. Dennis Lillee’s Aluminum Cricket Bat
Australia’s great fast bowler Dennis Lily came to bat against England with a strange bat. In this match, Lily’s bat was made of aluminum. A few days before this too, he had batted against the West Indies with the same bat. The ball was getting spoiled very quickly with this bat. In such a situation, the captain of England opposed his use of this bat. Then he had to change the bat.
2. Matthew Hayden’s Mongoose Bat
The great Australian batsman Matthew Hayden, who played for Chennai Super Kings, came out to bat in the 2010 IPL with a bat in which the handle was bigger than the hitting part of the Cricket Bat. After that many batsmen used this bat at that time. This type of bat is called the Mongoose bat.
With the help of this bat, Matthew Hayden scored 93 runs in 43 balls in an IPL match, although it was as easy to hit with this bat as it was difficult to defend, due to which the use of this bat was very less. happened. And now it has completely stopped.
3. Chris Gayle’s Golden Cricket Bat
The use of colored bats was once allowed in the BBL, a T20 league played in Australia. Then what was the delay, Chris Gayle of West Indies, popularly known as Universe Boss, took to the field with one such color full bat. He was the first player to use a colored bat. Gayle came on the field with a golden color bat and got rid of many sixes of the opponents. Many people believed that there is metal inside this bat.
In the BBL, another West Indies player Andre Russell has also played with a colored bat. Because the color of his bat was black. There was a lot of controversy about which. But later after some conditions, Russell was allowed to use the bat again by Cricket Australia.
4. Ricky Ponting’s Graphite Bat
Former Australia great captain Ricky Ponting batted in a Test match against Pakistan in 2004 with a bat in which Cocobura, the manufacturer of the bat, had applied a layer of carbon graphite. Using this bat, Ponting scored a double century.
When the MCC examined the bat after raising objections from the players of Pakistan, they found that it makes the work of the batsmen easier, after which the use of this bat was banned. And Ponting was asked to bat with the conventional bat.
5. Thomas White Monster Bat
This bat came into the limelight even before the start of international cricket. This bat was used in the match played between the teams of Crest and Hambleton. Christie’s batsman Thomas White’s bat was so wide that it was not only difficult but impossible to get the batsman out. Only after seeing this bat, rules were made regarding the size of the bat that the bat should not be bigger and wider than this limited size.