5 most controversial cricket bats ever

Posted by: Cricket Heaven Staff


#3 Ponting’s bat with carbon graphite

Controversial cricket bats - ricky ponting carbon graphite


In 2005 when Australia skipper Ricky Ponting’s bat came under much scrutiny for a thin strip of carbon graphite which was attached to the back of the willow. The MCC expressed their concern to the ICC stating the strip was adding extra power to the bat which was an advantage for the batsman.

After going through every small detail of the bat, the MCC said it is illegal to use such a cricketing bat. They also rejected two other Kookaburra’s bats, the Beast and the Genesis Hurricane which also had brightly coloured graphite strips down the back of the blade saying it broke the laws regarding cricket bat.

Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting, with the same bat, had hit a double hundred against Pakistan at Sydney in a Test match in 2004-2005.

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