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Cover Drive
12th October 2010, 22:29
Just read this on Cricinfo'

''Sachin Tendulkar has scored 13 hundreds with this bat, according to Sunil Gavaskar''

It is quite interesting to see how much Sachin cares about a bat. If you do a bit research you will notice that Sachin uses this same bats only in games not in nets. This is the same bat with which Sachin scored double century in ODI.

I am not sure but if Sachin believe so much in a bat then I would say this bat is really on its last leg. Even if Sachin gets a refurb the bat will not be same at all.

This bat doesn't have enough life to be used against New Zealand :).

Indieview
12th October 2010, 22:35
Amazing ... just imagine how much this Bat would fetch if this is auctioned :)

DonJee
12th October 2010, 22:38
Notice the middle of the bat...damn! Shows the class of the man!!!

Cover Drive
12th October 2010, 22:38
Indeed it would! BUT the bat has gone past its life. If you look at the middle of the bat you will notice that the wood has come off top of the bat. In other words, wood is coming off the bat's middle as well. All grains seem to have cracked as well so I don't think it will last another series.

Cover Drive
12th October 2010, 22:40
Its not only bats but Sachin seem to have belif in his equipments. I mean if you look at his pictures and notice his pads they have some foam stuffed in. I mean he can easily afford to buy the brand itself let alone pads, bats etc. But he still uses old worn out stuff!

IT_Khumbee
12th October 2010, 22:41
Why didnt Sachin used this bat when playing in SA ,World Cup Final and against 2 W's and other great fast bowlers in 90s??

Cover Drive
12th October 2010, 22:42
Why didnt Sachin used this bat when playing in SA ,World Cup Final and against 2 W's and other great fast bowlers in 90s??

Perhaps he didn't have this bat in 90's? Perhaps he didn't feel it was a lucky bat during that era if he had it.

Radiance Of Australis
12th October 2010, 22:46
Wow! Just look at the middle of the bat! :O

Indieview
12th October 2010, 22:49
Amazing ... The bat is worn out right in the middle which shows how consistently he middles the ball right in center, perfection of class

KirKetKrazy
12th October 2010, 22:49
Its not only bats but Sachin seem to have belif in his equipments. I mean if you look at his pictures and notice his pads they have some foam stuffed in. I mean he can easily afford to buy the brand itself let alone pads, bats etc. But he still uses old worn out stuff!

Recession hai na.. He is saving for the double dip recession. :)

Aditya Khanna
12th October 2010, 22:50
Tweaking Lance Armstrong's eponymous auto-bio, I'd say, it's not about the bat!

IT_Khumbee
12th October 2010, 22:51
Perhaps he didn't have this bat in 90's? Perhaps he didn't feel it was a lucky bat during that era if he had it.

Perhaps he used it but failed because of the limited ability & talent in era of difficult pitches & good fast bowlers.....:inti

Cover Drive
12th October 2010, 22:55
Amazing ... The bat is worn out right in the middle which shows how consistently he middles the ball right in center, perfection of class

Ofcourse if you middle the ball you will get the best result. He has scored 13 centuries and with his class if he doesn't middle much then it would be shame.

Kray_jackson7
12th October 2010, 23:44
Rob it!!! :))

haroonrasheed320
12th October 2010, 23:50
Why didnt Sachin used this bat when playing in SA ,World Cup Final and against 2 W's and other great fast bowlers in 90s??

Amazing na.. he still has 49 centuries to his name.

you are saying as if he has failed in the past without this bat.

Sakss
12th October 2010, 23:52
imagin if he had this bat before....100 hundreds???

Cover Drive
12th October 2010, 23:54
Its not the bat which does everything mate! My point was just that Sachin is one of the few who believe in their bats.

Sakss
13th October 2010, 00:00
ofcourse exceptional onnce in a life time talent (tendulkar) + the bat???

Inzy's Aloo
13th October 2010, 00:10
Just think of the runs Afridi could make with that bat. :afridi

jeetu
13th October 2010, 00:16
+1
Great pics "Cover Drive".

Free Hit
13th October 2010, 00:18
ofcourse he will make runs with this bat....

send shoiab akhtar over, lets see how long the bat survives. tendulkar is afters thing :yk

Cover Drive
13th October 2010, 00:19
Just think of the runs Afridi could make with that bat. :afridi


+1
Great pics "Cover Drive".


ofcourse he will make runs with this bat....

send shoiab akhtar over, lets see how long the bat survives. tendulkar is afters thing :yk

Afridis bat is something one wish to own. Seriously his matter is a beast itself.

pakroyals
13th October 2010, 00:20
Just think of the runs Afridi could make with that bat. :afridi

4.6.OUT in any order..story of his life...

Free Hit
13th October 2010, 00:23
4.6.OUT in any order..story of his life...

Out 4 6 is better sentence and order for Lala :afridi

pakroyals
13th October 2010, 00:28
Why didnt Sachin used this bat when playing in SA ,World Cup Final and against 2 W's and other great fast bowlers in 90s??

good question -

in 1990s,
matches played - 69,
runs scored - 5626,
average - 58,
centuries - 22 ( 3 in aus, 3 in eng, 2 in SA)
not bad....

world cup -
matches played - 36,
runs scored - 1800,
average - 58
the man does know when to raise the game

Indiafan
13th October 2010, 00:35
Why didnt Sachin used this bat when playing in SA ,World Cup Final and against 2 W's and other great fast bowlers in 90s??

Because he wanted you to make a career out of it

cricmylife
13th October 2010, 00:36
Because he wanted you to make a career out of it

POTW candidate ?!? :yk

Atif
13th October 2010, 00:39
IMO it doesnt matter what bat Tendulkar uses whilst playing cricket, he will still score big runs. Masterclass he is.

cric_crazy
13th October 2010, 01:12
ofcourse he will make runs with this bat....

send shoiab akhtar over, lets see how long the bat survives. tendulkar is afters thing :yk

and u seem to be forgetting the 2003 world cup PAK vs IND..........

Free Hit
13th October 2010, 01:37
and u seem to be forgetting the 2003 world cup PAK vs IND..........

no no i do remember the 3rd test in 1999

http://images.teamtalk.com/08/10/800x600/Akhtar-Tendulkar_1371072.jpg

its all in the brain :akhtar

Oxy
13th October 2010, 02:10
Just think of the runs Afridi could make with that bat. :afridi

Then we would have a lot of 'red' on the edges...

RehanG
13th October 2010, 02:23
so what if it breaks? will he retire??

Oxy
13th October 2010, 02:27
so what if it breaks? will he retire??
He could still score more runs than our Top 5 batting combined with half a stump

haroonrasheed320
13th October 2010, 10:18
He could still score more runs than our Top 5 batting combined with half a stump

:)))

Indiafan
13th October 2010, 11:46
no no i do remember the 3rd test in 1999

http://images.teamtalk.com/08/10/800x600/Akhtar-Tendulkar_1371072.jpg

its all in the brain :akhtar

Sachin always gifts his wicket to newbies though that was one corking delivery first up

Garuda
13th October 2010, 12:12
Its not the bat which does everything mate! My point was just that Sachin is one of the few who believe in their bats.
I remember in one of his interview he mentioned about his pads. These are very old style pads with buckle and stuff.

He doesn't use them in ODIs and use only in tests. He said he is more comfortable in pads with buckle than straps. So thats why he uses these old style pads in tests.

Friend786
13th October 2010, 12:41
Sachin has 1300 bats , but this one would be special !

Friend786
13th October 2010, 12:42
This bat won't last long !

UntouchablePlaya
13th October 2010, 14:22
Good analysis!

Garuda
13th October 2010, 14:27
I feel BCCI should now open a kind of museum like the one they have at lords. May be good galleries at main stadiumm. I don't think many of our grounds have any except PCA, Mohali and wankhade.

We have a good enough history in Cricket now to fill them. This bat and pads will make their way to those galleries one day. :)

dhump
13th October 2010, 15:08
Sachin is amazingly superstitious about his equipment and not only Sachin a lot of other cricketers as well. I have read that most of cricketers don't like to change shirts trousers when they are batting over tea or lunch or even end of the day while playing an inning.

Let alone the bat changing a bat does matters really.

ballack13
13th October 2010, 16:04
was tendulkar as good as this at start of his career or did he gradually become a better player better?

hope a pkaistani batsmen can do something like this special guy although im not too fond of india buh still admmire him for his class

Cover Drive
13th October 2010, 20:06
I remember in one of his interview he mentioned about his pads. These are very old style pads with buckle and stuff.

He doesn't use them in ODIs and use only in tests. He said he is more comfortable in pads with buckle than straps. So thats why he uses these old style pads in tests.

Actually the pads are not old style. They are still available in the market and they are the lightest pads in the market. Its Morrant International. I have never seen one in flesh but have heard they are the lighest in the market and are very good pads.

So Sachin uses them in ODIs and Test matches whereas ODIs one are obviously coloured.

Would it be possible for you to find that interview and share with us? I would really appreciate it!


I feel BCCI should now open a kind of museum like the one they have at lords. May be good galleries at main stadiumm. I don't think many of our grounds have any except PCA, Mohali and wankhade.

We have a good enough history in Cricket now to fill them. This bat and pads will make their way to those galleries one day. :)

I agree! These bats, pads etc are very unique items and you don't come across these very frequently so its better to save them for history.

1137moiz
13th October 2010, 20:09
I don't believe in "lucky" equipment but personally I think it would be horribly difficult to maintain the same flow batting overnight

LegendsXI
13th October 2010, 20:11
Just think of the runs Afridi could make with that bat. :afridi

his bat didnt do that much for :amin

Garuda
13th October 2010, 20:24
So Sachin uses them in ODIs and Test matches whereas ODIs one are obviously coloured.

Would it be possible for you to find that interview and share with us? I would really appreciate it!



He uses other pads (without buckle) sometimes in ODIs. You can hear him mentioning that too.

And here is that interview

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Sultanofswing
13th October 2010, 20:26
ofcourse he will make runs with this bat....

send shoiab akhtar over, lets see how long the bat survives. tendulkar is afters thing :yk

the question is how long Shoaib will survive? 3 overs? or may b 4? lets say 4.2? and cramps starts.

Garuda
13th October 2010, 20:36
Most of us have seen this interview but just for ppl who haven't

Sachin's first interview - sipping cutting (half tea)

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rafay4pakistan
12th July 2011, 13:59
is it me or can i see hammer edge on his bat in black?

Cover Drive
12th July 2011, 14:55
Yes, it is Hammer Edge indeed

Bouncer
12th July 2011, 21:41
So Sachin uses NewBerry bats and not the ones that were made for him by BASS?

SempreSami
12th July 2011, 23:24
*** we've been over this before. Just because a bat has a hammer edge sheet on it, doesn't mean it's definitely a Newbery.

Cover Drive
12th July 2011, 23:47
I agree with SempreSami :)

Players get bats from everywhere, today I was talking to a Pakistani pro who was at camp in NCA and he had three bats (1 match bat and 2 net bats) and all three were from different manufacture.

Cricketismylife
13th July 2011, 05:41
I agree with SempreSami :)

Players get bats from everywhere, today I was talking to a Pakistani pro who was at camp in NCA and he had three bats (1 match bat and 2 net bats) and all three were from different manufacture.

which manufacturers?


did u take any pics?

Cover Drive
13th July 2011, 07:34
He was himself showing me his match bat and was infront of me so couldn't take pictures of them.

Three manufactures were: SS, CA (match bat, world cup one) and AS

Quick Single
13th July 2011, 17:26
WHich one was the best?

Cover Drive
14th July 2011, 05:03
The SS one was a bit heavy while AS was just an orfinary bat. All three bats were according to his specs and the one which was best was match bat/CA one. It had no concaving and was like old Gray Nicolls Powerbow shape which I like!

Cricketismylife
14th July 2011, 09:44
yousaf?

Poison
14th July 2011, 09:51
It's gotta be the one and only....

:misbah

Quick Single
15th July 2011, 02:36
Nah Umar Amin.

Fireworks11
15th July 2011, 04:41
no no i do remember the 3rd test in 1999

http://images.teamtalk.com/08/10/800x600/Akhtar-Tendulkar_1371072.jpg

its all in the brain :akhtar

Lol, legendary pic. :akhtar

Cover Drive
8th February 2012, 21:05
See this!! :O

http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/142200/142267.jpg

Looks like a millionaire now :))

straightdrive1
8th February 2012, 21:31
See this!! :O

http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/142200/142267.jpg

Looks like a millionaire now :))

Did you mean the stumps or the bat?

To Tendulkar it must be an ordinary bat because he has tons of other bats which have grains like this bat...

Cover Drive
8th February 2012, 21:51
Bat lol

straightdrive1
8th February 2012, 22:05
CD bhai do you what is S.R.T. wearing in his right hand,The grey color band?

Cover Drive
8th February 2012, 22:09
CD bhai do you what is S.R.T. wearing in his right hand,The grey color band?

I think that is for his injury, he has tennis elbow injury and I believe he wears that for it actually.

straightdrive1
8th February 2012, 22:13
Over here S.R.T. is using a bat made by PR(Premier)
Website-http://www.facebook.com/pages/-PR-Cricket-Equipment/188829454512726

Cover Drive
8th February 2012, 22:15
Yup I have seen that

I think Gayle was just told to hold the bat and get a picture taken :)

HashimAmlaFan
8th February 2012, 22:16
PR Looks odd..

Blazer
8th February 2012, 23:20
It's ok be supersitious about bat/equipment imo. In the middle while batting you don't want to find out your bat doesn't have the usual balance and feel.It's better to take your trusted bat since all the other parameters vary a lot. This is common even in club level, look at the pros they all have little routines/mannerisms.It's all about making your stay comfortable at the crease.

HashimAmlaFan
8th February 2012, 23:27
It's ok be supersitious about bat/equipment imo. In the middle while batting you don't want to find out your bat doesn't have the usual balance and feel.It's better to take your trusted bat since all the other parameters vary a lot. This is common even in club level, look at the pros they all have little routines/mannerisms.It's all about making your stay comfortable at the crease.

I do agree..but bats with fine stickers & stuffs looks good. And, don't know why, they feel even better to play. Cuz we like it, and so feels precious to play with it.

Cover Drive
8th February 2012, 23:31
It's ok be supersitious about bat/equipment imo. In the middle while batting you don't want to find out your bat doesn't have the usual balance and feel.It's better to take your trusted bat since all the other parameters vary a lot. This is common even in club level, look at the pros they all have little routines/mannerisms.It's all about making your stay comfortable at the crease.

I agree, however, I also believe that if for example your bat is made on GM CNC machine then all of those bats will have same bats.

But in SRT case his bats are not made on GM CNC so I do fully agree with you :)

straightdrive1
8th February 2012, 23:46
It's ok be supersitious about bat/equipment imo. In the middle while batting you don't want to find out your bat doesn't have the usual balance and feel.It's better to take your trusted bat since all the other parameters vary a lot. This is common even in club level, look at the pros they all have little routines/mannerisms.It's all about making your stay comfortable at the crease.

Yup you got that right & since everyone is agreeing with you then I am also agreeing with you...:D

Blazer
9th February 2012, 00:28
I agree, however, I also believe that if for example your bat is made on GM CNC machine then all of those bats will have same bats.

But in SRT case his bats are not made on GM CNC so I do fully agree with you :)
I thought CNC is based on shape rather than weight,hence different weights available.If CNC is based on weight, it could end making some low density clefts pretty useless. I could be wrong though.:)

zahir522
9th February 2012, 01:04
ths wz d bat frm whch he made d 1st 200 runs.............:P

Cover Drive
9th February 2012, 01:41
Yup you got that right & since everyone is agreeing with you then I am also agreeing with you...:D

HAHAHA LOL:)))


I thought CNC is based on shape rather than weight,hence different weights available.If CNC is based on weight, it could end making some low density clefts pretty useless. I could be wrong though.:)

It is shape based, however, if there are two of same weight bats and same pickup index then everything of those two bats should be same.

You get what I mean? :20: