Karun Nair and his Gray Nicolls Cricket Bat!

Did you notice? Karun Nair and his Gray Nicolls

I am a cricket fan but more than that I am a cricket bat fan. I love noticing the little cricket bat quirks. I have been intrigued that AB De Villiers has been seen training with an MRF cricket bat, does this mean that AB De Villiers will be leaving the Kookaburra cricket bats that he has used for the entirety of his career?

Karun Nair goes big

I also noticed that the MCC has made recommendation that the law be changed to limit the size of cricket bats. How will this affect the game as we know it? Will it stop top edges going for 6?

But most intriguing of all to me was Karun Nair.

Karun Nair scored a magnificent triple century. I watched as India piled on more than 700 runs against a hapless English attack. But all the while I kept on thinking to myself over the long Karun Nair innings, when is the last time I saw an Indian batsman using a Gray Nicolls cricket bat?

Nair was in fact using the Gray Nicolls Pro Performance cricket bat. I cannot even think when is the last time I saw an Indian cricketer using a GM cricket bat or a Kookaburra cricket bat.

Umar Akmal used to use a GM cricket bat and Dinesh Chandimal used a Kookaburra, Kumar Sangakkarra used a Kookaburra for a long while but I cannot remember when is the last time I saw a batsman from India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka using a predominantly English or Australian cricket bat.

It is well known that at lower levels in Indian cricket these bats are very prevalent. There are some GM cricket bats that are even produced in India but is this Karun Nair triple century going to be the beginning of a trend with top professional Indian cricketers using bats like Gray Nicolls. Or will it be a matter of time before we see Karun Nair using an MRF or SG like cricket bat?

This perhaps goes back to another article i wrote about how it always seems to be a Gray Nicolls Cricket Bat that is involved in record breaking knocks.

Gray Nicolls Kaboom Cricket Bat

Gray Nicolls Kaboom Cricket Bat

Is there a better all-round batsman in the world than David Warner? Whether it is Tests, ODI or T20, David Warner is worth his weight in gold and then some. David Warner recently led the Surisers Hydrebad to be the champions of the IPL for 2016 and it was David Warner and his Gray Nicolls Kaboom Cricket Bat that was at the front and centre of their batting.

David warner kaboom cricket bat

David warner kaboom cricket bat

The name of the Gray Nicolls Kaboom says it all. It is a bat made for the power hitter. There are no tentative measures with the Gray Nicolls Kaboom, it means business from the very first ball.

The profile of the Gray Nicolls Kaboom is terrifyingly huge. The huge profile goes along with the massive edges that all in all makes this into a ball butchering weapon.

You would be surprised to know that despite all of the meat in this bat with a mid blade sweet spot, Gray Nicolls has still been able to maintain a 2lbs8oz to 2lbs12oz weight limit on the Kaboom cricket bat. This is almost as impressive as the size of the profile. 

The profile of the Gray Nicolls Kaboom cricket bat is in fact made to the specifications of Dave Warner himself. Those specifications are quite simple but extremely effective. Maximize the profile. And that is exactly what Gray Nicolls has done. In order to maximize the profile, Gray Nicolls has give the Kaboom a slight concave.

Most people who purchase the Gray Nicolls Kaboom like to use 2 or more grips with it. This is quite common with any cricket bat and how much more so on a bat with such a huge profile.

The handle is made from choice cane and is a 12 piece handle. There is very little vibration if any through to the hands.

If you are a power hitter with the strength to handle a bat with such a huge profile than there is no better option on the market other than the Gray Nicolls Kaboom. It is more than just a cricket bat, it is a cricket weapon.