26 Dec 2010

Tendulkar used broken bat to hit 50th ton

6:54 am on 26 December 2010

The Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar scored his record 50th Test century this week using a damaged and patched-up "lucky charm" bat which has now scored 14 hundreds.

Tendulkar's favourite bat has tape across its toe and shoulder but its effectiveness was in no doubt as his unbeaten 111 against South Africa in Centurion sparked national jubilation.

Somi Kohli, the owner of Beat All Sports which makes Vampire bats, says he insisted on repairing the bat after seeing Tendulkar trying to do it earlier this year.

Kohli's hoping Tendulkar will use in the one day World Cup which India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will host between February and April.