5 players who used coloured bats in recent years
Use of coloured bats in T20 tournaments has been on a rise as a strategy to draw plenty of attention
Cricket has been a game of uncertainties, ever since its birth in England. With time, the game has evolved so much, that it has become a source of entertainment more than a battle between two teams.
To draw huge attention the game was commercialized and limited overs cricket was introduced. Soon, coloured uniforms became a part of the game and shorter formats of the game were introduced. With time the size of the bats changed, but nobody had thought that someday the bats will come in colours too.
The coloured bat has always drawn plenty of attention from cricket fans all over the world.
The coloured bats were first spotted in Stanford Twenty20 tournament, played in the West Indies, a decade ago, where players used black bats.
Here are a few players who have used coloured bats in the recent years.
#5 Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle, the hard-hitting West Indies batsman, drew attention when he carried a golden bat to the middle of a cricket ground.
Playing for Melbourne Renegades in 2015/16 edition of the Big Bash League, Gayle used a gold-coloured bat manufactured by Spartan, especially for him.
The iconic moment came in the third match of the tournament played between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat. Gayle walked out to bat with his golden weapon, which left the fans all over the world amazed.
Opening alongside Aaron Finch, Gayle's inning was short-lived, as he got out in the fifth over after scoring 23 off 16 balls. He hit four boundaries which included two huge sixes and two fours.