In a grand gesture to all the bat owners who helped MS Dhoni in the different stages of his career, MS Dhoni using bats in the world cup with different logos on it.
In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Dhoni’s manager, Arun Pandey revealed reasons for using different bat logos in World Cup games.
As per Pandey, “It’s a fact that he has been using different bats with different brandings, but he is not charging them. He wants to say thank to them for helping in various stages of his career.”
Most of the batsmen charge Rs 4 to 5 crores for bat sponsors. The first multi-dollar deal happened in 1996 when MRF signed Tendulkar as the bat sponsor. Since then, many bat companies signed cricketers all over the world to promote their brand name.
“Dhoni has a big heart. He does not need money; he has enough of it; he is using those bats as a goodwill gesture. BAS was with him from the beginning, and SG also was beneficial to him,” Pandey also said.
MS Dhoni, who is playing his last world cup, has won World T20 in 2007 and World Cup 2011 as an Indian captain. He is the only captain to win ICC World Cup, ICC World T20, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Number One Test Team mace.