How a piece of wood turns into a cricketing weapon
Remember your first bat? How you jumped up when you first saw it. How you wanted to hold on to it forever. How the rest of the world ceased to exist once you owned it. You’ve made many a ball disappear with it. It has earned you swollen fingers, broken windows and lots of priceless memories.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of a new bat. But do you ever wonder where your favourite cricketing equipment comes from? Click on to read our special pictorial feature on the life story of a cricket bat.
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Should Kohli replace Dhoni as India's Test captain?
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- Yes, Dhoni is too defensive a captain for Test matches. India needs an aggressive personality at the helm of affairs
- No, With two big tours in England and Australia, India must bank on seasoned Dhoni to lead a young, inexperienced team
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