Marnus and Kookaburra Extend Partnership
The hottest batsman in world cricket will continue to use the best equipment in world cricket with Marnus Labuschagne re-signing as an ambassador with Kookaburra Sport.
Labuschagne’s remarkable role in helping Australia retain the Ashes launched an ascension to batting royalty in 2019, entering the Boxing Day Test as the highest run scorer in Test cricket for the year and number 5 on the ICC Test batting rankings. This Australian summer, he has scored centuries in each of the three Tests.
Labuschagne is becoming renowned for his obsession with bats in cricket circles, and indeed he works with Kookaburra closer than any other player in the world.
“I love cricket bats, and I’m very particular about them. They call me the hurricane when I go to the Kookaburra factory because I test out almost every bat in the place, and a big clean up job is always needed afterwards!” Labuschagne said.
“Kookaburra’s bat maker Lachlan Dinger and I spend hours talking about ideas for my bats, and then he comes up with the goods every time – I get the best bats in the world.”
“I’ve been with Kookaburra since my teens and it’s great that the partnership will continue with me using the Kookaburra Ghost, which is perfect for my style.”
Kookaburra is thrilled to have a player of Labuschagne’s quality and character as an ambassador. “Marnus is a great role model for all aspiring cricketers. He works hard at his game, he’s humble but still has a wide-eyed enthusiasm for cricket,” Kookaburra Sport Managing Director Brett Elliot said.
“His development over the last twelve months to become a superstar of world cricket has been spectacular but something we are not surprised at given what we’ve seen from him since he first joined us as an 16 year-old.”
“His interest and involvement in the bat-making process as well as input on everything in his bag, makes him the perfect ambassador for Kookaburra and his advice and feedback helps us maintain our position as making the best cricket equipment, clothing and footwear in the world. We are proud to say our product is built for cricketers, by cricketers.”
The story of Labuschagne’s meteoric rise in 2019 is rivalled only by his journey to the Baggy Green. Born in South Africa and moving to Australia when he was ten years old, cricket literally broke down the language barrier for a child that predominantly spoke Afrikaans.