‘I have five girlfriends in my bag but only 1 in real life’: Manish Pandey discloses love for his bats

India's Manish Pandey celebrates 50 runs during the fourth Twenty20 international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Sky Stadium in Wellington on January 31, 2020. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

For any batsman in world cricket, his bat will undoubtedly hold exceptional significance in his life since it is his weapon that causes him score runs against the restriction. A few cricketers including any semblance of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Steve Smith are known to be extremely specific about the components of their individual bats, its weight, feel and so forth. Notwithstanding, Indian cricketer Manish Pandey has taken the affection for bats to an alternate level inside and out by calling them his ‘sweethearts.’

“From multiple points of view, my bat resembles a sweetheart, particularly when I’m playing my matches and my real sweetheart [now wife] isn’t anywhere near,” Manish said during the most recent scene of Spicy Pitch.

“I even wind up having ‘battles’ with my bat. I tell my bat that it has changed when I begin to edge balls and it answers directly back, ‘I believe it’s you who’s changed!’,” Pandey flippantly said.

Pandey was a piece of the U-19 group in 2008 which proceeded to lift the World Cup with Virat Kohli as captain and Ravindra Jadeja as the spinner in the group.

The trio had an extraordinary stretch in International cricket and keeping in mind that Pandey is still in the plan of things in restricted overs cricket, Virat and Jadeja have been demonstrated match-victors for India. Pandey was the primary Indian to score a century in IPL which came in 2009.

“I have 5 lady friends in my pack — every one of them is unique for various events. For instance, the bat with which I scored my IPL century is the thing that I call my ‘shadow’ bat. I use it at whatever point I need a certainty promoter or to prepare for a pivotal turning point,” included the Karnataka batsman.

Manish additionally uncovered his own arrangement of strange notions which he follows.

“I don’t know about any cricketer who doesn’t have strange notions. For me, in the event that I play an excellent inning with one bat, I will in general continue utilizing it. It nearly becomes like a four leaf clover.”

“For me, a bat getting pulverized in a game damages similarly as terrible as losing my wicket. At the point when the bat gets chipped or split, I have an inclination that I’ve harmed myself,” closed Manish.


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