Former Australian captain and commentator Ricky Ponting held the bat pre-match and couldn’t get over the size of it. “It’s exceptionally heavy. It’s got to be over the three pounds,” Ponting told Channel 10.
And the world-first bat, with a gold colouring infused in the timber and sprayed all over the bat, seemingly had extra golden power during the early stages of Gayle’s innings.
Chris Gayle’s golden cameo was short-lived, out for 23 runs when he mistimed a pull shot from Mark Steketee’s bowling and was caught at deep square-leg by Lendl Simmons.