In cricket-crazy India, an enthusiast has collected over 500 bats with autographs of top international players such as Brian Lara, Gary Sobers, Lala Amarnath, Vivian Richards and others. Photograph:( Reuters )
Dharamvir Duggal a resident of Chandigarh has over 500 signed autographed bats of several international crickets which he has been collecting since the 70s.
Duggal has now applied for entry into Guinness book of World Records.
The bats have been signed by cricketing legends including Brian Lara, Gary Sobers, Lala Amarnath, Richards among other, however, the signature of Mohammad Jahangir Khan - a member of the first Indian Test team that played against England in 1932 - is his prized possession.
Duggal began working on his passion for autographed bats by writing to players and often got written replies which he began preserving, later as his collection grew he began taking it more seriously.