NEW DELHI: The cricket bat of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni which he used to hit the winning six in the 2011 World Cup final has been put on display ahead of India’s sem-final against Australia, ARYSports.tv reports.
The bat made it the the Guinness book of World Records and after it was brought by Amit Bhagchandka, chief executive officer (CEO) of RK Global, for 100,000 pounds.
The bat was then autographed by Dhoni himself.
South Africa will take on New Zealand in the first semi-final at Auckland on Tuesday whereas India will clash against Australia on Thursday.
Dhoni had hit Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara for a six to win India her second World Cup in its cricketing history. It is considered one of the most memorable moments in the sport.
The Indian captain became the first in history to lift the World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20. He is the only player to be named ICC ODI Player of the Year two consecutive times.
The Ranchi based player has also been conferred with Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest civilian honour in India.
He has appeared 261 ODI matches for India and has scored 8,434 runs with nine centuries and 57 half-centuries to his name. He has taken 244 catches and has stumped 85 batsmen in his career.