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Dhoni's WC winning bat to go under the hammer

July 17, 2011 17:00 IST

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will put up his prized willow, which won India the World Cup, for auction in a five-star hotel in London on Monday.

The aim is to raise funds for his wife's charitable organisation, Sakshi Foundation, for the under-privileged children of the society.

Dhoni's bat is likely to ensure massive interest among cricket enthusiasts for the winning runs of the title triumph came via a crunching six off it.

Till he made that match-winning 91, Dhoni wasn't in the best of nick in the World Cup, but promoted himself in the title clash and got his runs off just 79 balls.

India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai, chasing down a target of 275 for the loss of four wickets with 10 balls to spare.

Besides the bat, most of Dhoni's cricketing gear used in the final will be put up for auction.

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