“And you can’t put metals into bat products because they can enhance stroke play. This bat is fine because we haven’t changed the make-up of it”.Gayle used the bat to launch a run chase in Renegades seven-wicket win over Brisbane Heat in the third match of the BBL on Saturday, smashing two fours and two massive sixes in an exciting innings of 23.
“We have infused a gold colour in the timber wood of the bat and there is sheen of a gold spray over the bat,” Sharma said.
“There is a light spray of a beautiful gold colour over the bat, it is something that cricket hasn’t seen before”.
In the meantime, former Australia commentator Ricky Ponting is suggesting the weight of the bat may work against Gayle in the current BBL.
Gayle’s cameo was short-lived, when he was dismissed for 23 after mistiming a pull shot from Mark Steketee’s bowling and was caught at deep square-leg by Lendl Simmons.
“It’s exceptionally heavy. It’s got to be over the three pounds,” Ponting told Channel 10.
“If you get bouncers high enough, it’s got to be difficult to play cross-bat shots because the bat’s so heavy”. (CMC)