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sully3
24th April 2011, 04:25
when and why did this happen, saw him today using AS V.10 and AS gloves, but still using GM pads.
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/113100669/AFP


Anyone know why CA dropped him?

Cover Drive
24th April 2011, 05:07
I wouldn't say CA dropped him, I'd rather say he ditched CA and went to AS because its money game after all!

He was with CA in T20 game and he is now with AS.

Good for AS as they got Pakistans captain (in Test) and vice captain (in ODIs) and sad for CA

Hasnain_786
24th April 2011, 05:29
well at least he eased off on his tuk's

momin97
24th April 2011, 16:53
isnt 12k better than v10?

askmoi
24th April 2011, 18:04
generally for the paying public, yes. but for pros they get the bats made to their specs using the best willow. so at that level it will be the same.

momin97
24th April 2011, 21:38
so your sayin if i buy a 12k bat it wouldnt be the same as his shouldnt they get a LE or something?

baalti
24th April 2011, 22:39
from what I know pro's get their bats made from a particular company (with their specs as per their choice/comfort) so the bat remains the same, only the stickers get replaced, the stickers on their bats are different than what you get from stores (ie. from a retail store the stickers will literally be permanent, while the pro's bat stickers are easily replaceable) so today CA, tomorrow AS and then later GM or whatever... it's all to do with marketing the brand...

ehtesham
24th April 2011, 22:40
12k's sale will increase undoubtedly:p

ibtsambutt
24th April 2011, 23:15
i think CA Plus 12000 Misbah will be scrapped by CA now.

ibtsambutt
24th April 2011, 23:16
Good for CA that they lost him, he did nothing special using CA bats... i think now CA should go after Umer Akmal.

BoomBoomAli
24th April 2011, 23:39
The more significanta arguement is will kids around the world be persuaded to use the same bat as a Misbah or even a Younis?

Yousuf? Yes

Umar Akmal? Yes

Afridi? Yes

Thus whatever AS are paying Misbah, is it really going to increase sales?

sully3
25th April 2011, 18:11
well im pretty sure misbah uses SS bats no matter which stickers he puts on. only thing is AS gloves arnt half as good as CA.
Also his pads are GM.

momin97
25th April 2011, 19:28
what do these companies get from paying people to use their bats??

Cover Drive
25th April 2011, 20:02
what do these companies get from paying people to use their bats??

Publicity.

ibtsambutt
26th April 2011, 00:48
Publicity.

AS will not get any publicity because of Misbah. Let us take an Oath at Pak Passion, that none of us will use or recomend AS bats :P

sully3
26th April 2011, 03:41
what do these companies get from paying people to use their bats??

Razzaq was the reason i bought a AS Gold bat a bout 3 years ago and Umar Akmal my ENGLISH housemate bought a GM Luna this season. My housemate is big fan of Umar.

you get the point right

Cover Drive
26th April 2011, 10:11
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/132200/132213.jpg

If you closely see you will notice that Misbah has covered the CA logo on the pads. He had CA logo there before..

Cover Drive
26th April 2011, 10:15
If you closely see inner top hat cloth is replaced too!:))

askmoi
26th April 2011, 10:16
cant see the image CD?

Cover Drive
26th April 2011, 10:22
Now?

askmoi
26th April 2011, 10:37
now it is ok. thanks CD

Cover Drive
26th April 2011, 10:41
Also look how thick Misbah's bat is!!

momin97
26th April 2011, 12:05
but arnt they gm pads??

askmoi
26th April 2011, 12:10
to be honest, the bat looks standard size to me.

they are gm pads. he had the CA logo as he was sponsored by CA

sully3
26th April 2011, 15:40
they are GM pads, 606 I think

Cover Drive
27th April 2011, 04:24
they are GM pads, 606 I think

No, Original Limited Edition

Opener
27th April 2011, 23:45
Misbah's bat is standard size, look at how thin the toe is.