Big prize for a special bat!

Big prize for a special bat!

A bat signed by players of all teams that took part in the 1985 World Championship of Cricket in Australia and belonging to the collection of former off spin great Erapalli Prasanna, fetched the highest price in an auction held here. 

The highest successful bid for this bat at the Osian’s auction of sporting memorabilia on September 13, was Rs 4.5 lakh, said a release on Monday.

Legendary cricketer Ranjitsinhji’s autographed first edition “Jubilee Book of Cricket” achieved the highest price for a book at Rs 1.08 lakh.

A photograph of India’s first Test XI that played at Lord’s in June 1932 and autographed by the country’s first Test captain CK Nayudu fetched Rs 90,000.

In the contemporary section, Harbhajan Singh’s signed Test jersey which he wore during his 400th wicket was sold for Rs 2.16 lakh while VVS Laxman’s signed gloves, which he wore while scoring an unbeaten 103 against Sri Lanka in a Test at Colombo, went under the hammer for Rs 1.80 lakh.