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MS Dhoni's bat goes for £100,000

The bat used by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to hit a match-winning six in the World Cup final has fetched a staggering Rs 71,75,094 (£100,000) at an auction, media reported on Tuesday.

cricket Updated: Jul 20, 2011 14:02 IST

The bat used by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to hit a match-winning six in the World Cup final has fetched a staggering Rs 71,75,094 (£100,000) at an auction, media reported on Tuesday.

The auction was held in London on Monday to raise funds for his charitable foundation that was launched in India last year.

The India captain, who scored an unbeaten 79-ball 91 with the bat in his team's six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai in April, sealed the match when he hit Nuwan Kulasekara for six.

Dhoni said that the charity will work on "improving children's accessibility to cricket by building a sports academy where children will be able to develop their talents across a whole range of disciplines."

Dhoni is currently leading the side in England for a four-Test series starting at Lord's on Thursday.