Dhoni`s bat fetches 100,000 pounds

Zeecric Bureau

London: Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s prized bat, the one that he used in the historic World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka, was sold for a price of Rs. 72 lakh (100,000 punds) at an auction at Sotheby’s for a charitable cause.

The aim was to raise funds for Dhoni`s wife`s charitable organisation - Sakshi Foundation - that works for under-privileged children in India. The bat was bought by RK Global, an investment group from India.

Dhoni`s bat ensured massive interest among cricket enthusiasts for the winning runs of the title triumph came via a crunching six off it. Till he made that match-winning 91, Dhoni wasn`t in the best of nick in the World Cup, but promoted himself in the title clash and got his runs off just 79 balls.

With the bat becoming a prized possession for an avid cricket fan, the purpose of making a positive impact to a score of lives was also achieved via the charity.

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