Interesting facts about cricket bat: When a batsman has to change the rules of cricket bat
It was 1771 when a match was being played in England between the teams of Charity and Hamilton and Thomas White, a batsman of Charity, came to the crease with a strangely shaped bat.
The bat was so wide that all three stumps were hidden behind it.
Thomas White did not want to be out, and that is exactly what happened. The Hamilton bowlers failed to get him out as all three stumps were hidden by the bat.
The players of the rival team Hamilton had no choice but to protest. He signed a petition after which the rules of cricket set the size of the cricket bat which is now 4.25 inches (108 mm) in modern cricket.
It was an interesting historical event but in the world of cricket, the same bat with which batsmen win the hearts of the spectators by hitting fours and sixes sometimes becomes the headline of big news.
You will remember the scene well when Australian fast bowler Dennis Lilly kicked the captain of the Pakistan team Javed Miandad and he walked towards him without waving. That image is still considered one of the few interesting and unique images of cricket grounds.
But it was this cricket bat that caused controversy when it deviated from its fixed size and traditional style.
According to the rules of cricket, the size of the bat used in cricket is fixed and it is made of wood. Sometimes the color changed, sometimes it changed the size, but his actions were against the rules of cricket and he and his changed bat became controversial.
Let's look at a few fascinating statistics.
Carbon graphite layered bat
In the 2005 Sydney Test against Pakistan, Australian captain Ricky Ponting scored a double century. His innings became controversial because the bat he batted had a carbon graphite strip on the back.
The MCC, the governing body of cricket, has informed the ICC of its concern over the issue, saying that the use of layers or bandages gives the bat more strength and benefits the batsman.
The MCC, after a thorough review of the bat, declared it illegal, so Ricky Ponting could no longer use it.
The MCC also banned the use of a few other similar cricket bats with a layer of carbon graphite.
Chris Gayle's Golden Bat
Chris Gayle, better known as the "Universe Boss", became the center of attention when he came to bat in the 2015 Big Bash with a golden bat.
The bat was made in India and there were speculations that it contained metal but the owner of the bat manufacturing company denied this and said that there was no metal in the bat. (Metal) does not exist but only its color is golden.
The company also said that it has a good idea of what can and cannot be used in a cricket bat.
Andre Russell's black bat
In the Big Bash League of 2016, spectators saw West Indian cricketer Russell Arnold come to bat for a black wooden bat with a pink grip on it.
At that time, the question in everyone's mind was whether using a black bat is in accordance with the rules and regulations?
Cricket Australia first allowed Toandre Russell to use the bat but later banned his use, saying the ball was getting discolored.
Matthew Hayden, Pakistan's batting consultant for the T20 World Cup, was known for his aggressive batting in his time.
When he came to bat in the 2010 IPL, the bat in his hand was enough to surprise the viewers.
This bat was named 'Mongoose Bat'. Its handle was larger than a normal bat and its playing blade was smaller, as if it were a squash racket.
The main purpose of this bat was to hit the ball easily. Matthew Hayden scored 93 off 43 balls against Delhi while playing for Chennai Super Kings but one of the drawbacks of this bat was that it could have been an aggressive batting but it was very difficult to stop the ball while adopting a defensive style.
Matthew Hayden's teammate Suresh Raina also tried to play with this bat but he did not enjoy it and he preferred the traditional bat instead of this mongoose bat.
Dennis Lilly's Aluminum Bat
Australia's position on the first day of the Perth Test match between Australia and England on 15 December 1979 was poor. He had lost eight wickets for 232 runs. Fast bowler Dennis Lilly was not out for 11 at the end of the game but the next day he became the main character of a controversy.
The bat that Dennis Lilly came to bat with was made of aluminum, not ordinary wood. He had batted against the West Indies in Brisbane a few days ago with the same aluminum bat but no one objected at that time. Is.
The umpires asked Dennis Lilly to change the bat but he refused. The debate dragged on. Meanwhile, Australian captain Greg Chappell had to intervene and when he handed the wooden bat to Dennis Lilly, Dennis Lilly Got angry and threw his aluminum bat away.
Peterson's bat is accused of having silicon tape
During the Ashes series between Australia and England in 2013, the Australian media alleged that some England batsmen, including Kevin Pietersen, were applying silicone tape to their bats to prevent them from sticking to the edge of the bat. The ball could not be seen in the hotspot.
Kevin Pietersen called the allegations baseless and wrote in his tweet that this is a terrible kind of journalism and nothing but lies.
The ICC had issued a statement on the occasion stating that it was not conducting any investigation into the silicone tape issue and that media reports about it were incorrect.
The England and Wales Cricket Board had announced a lawsuit against Australian TV channel Nine over the matter, after which the company making satirical advertisements about Kevin Pietersen had to apologize to him.