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Virat Kohli was already batting on 106 when Chris Woakes came to bowl the 34th over in the first of the three-match ODI series that took place earlier this year. Fresh from his sensational batting exploits, Kohli made the most of his form and scored a brilliant century to start his ODI captaincy career with an impressive win as India chased down 350.
And while century received praise from all over, it was his shot in the 34th over that had left everyone shell-shocked. Woakes bowled a slower ball, short of a length which would have made it nearly impossible for any other batsman to free his arms. However, the India skipper hit a sensational backfoot punch and cleared the cow corner with utmost ease, leaving the commentators nearly speechless.
In case you had missed that shot, here is a clip of it:
The Virat Kohli SIX that left the commentators in awe https://t.co/viKv4RIPgJ
— Anpadh educated (@PRINCE3758458) August 4, 2017
Well, that was just one of the hundreds of shots that have made the commentators and fans go gaga over the Indian run-machine. Arguably, the best batsman in the world right now, the 28-year has already scored 28 centuries and has been tipped to break several records. Well, given his unbelievable exploits with the bat, there is absolutely no denying the fact that every fan wants to know about the willow with which he shatters records every now and then.
The India captain overtook his predecessor MS Dhoni’s 6 crore deal to 8 crore deal with MRF company and the cost of his bat ranges between 17,000 and 23,000.
So here are all the details of Kohli’s bat which has made life tough for the bowlers:
Cost : INR 17,000 to 23,000.
Weight: 1100 to 1230 Grams.
Willow: Selected English Willow Grade – A.
Grains: 8 – 12 (Anything above 7 is considered as high-quality).
Handle: Nine-piece cane Handle including Shock Absorption.
Edge: It is a Curve-bladed with thick edges ranging from 38 to 42 mm.