It is said that the sale of aluminium bats
skyrocketed for a few months and Lillee was a given a small share of the profit.
Although this is not the first time that an aluminium bat
has come into the fray -- Dennis Lillee used one in a Test match between England and Australia in 1979 before MCC came out with a law that cricket bats could only be made of wood -- Lakhotia's bat targets tennis ball cricket and is being launched initially for enthusiastic amateurs rather than hardcore professionals.
SHOWING HIS METAL: Dennis Lillee talks to the umpire after being refused permission to use his aluminium bat
in the Ashes in 1979
Cricket: Who tried to use an aluminium bat
in a Test match?
Australian fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee was years ahead of his time when he attempted to use an aluminium bat
against England in 1979, according to boffins at the University of Birmingham.
But the Run-reaper with holes drilled through the edges was banned for damaging the ball, as was the aluminium bat
Australian Dennis Lillee used against England in 1979.