After being in the trade of manufacturing hockey sticks and cricket bats with his brother for 3 decades since 1951, Vas Dev Puri along with his son, Narinder Dev Puri, decided to venture on their own to earn the reputation of producing the finest cricket equipment. Their love for cricket landed them in what was then a very niche industry, but it was their excellence in crafting wood into fine willows that earned them the title of MASTER CRAFTSMEN.
Despite being shorthanded in the workforce in the 80s and 90s, Narinder’s strong mettle left no stone unturned to showcase his fine craftsmanship, traveling throughout the vast geography of India, from shops to shops and selling bats in good numbers. It was only a matter of time before word of their fine mastery over willows began to spread and became the most sought-after bats by international players by the late 90s and 2000s.
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It’s no secret that RNS Larsons bats have been the preferred choice of players for over three decades, no matter the sponsor. We take great pride that our bats have been part of many memorable cricket moments and creating history on the 22 yards such as the master, Sachin Tendulkar’s, 2nd double hundred in Test matches in Nagpur in 2000 or the world record of 194 runs smashed by the iconic Saeed Anwar in 1997, the highest ODI score by an individual at that time.
The fine list of players to have used our bats and soft leather protective equipment include the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Yousuf (played as Yousuf Youhana), Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Ashraful, Stuart Carlisle, Javagal Srinath, Murali Karthik, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
Over the years we at, RNS Larsons, been always believed in supporting upcoming talent and providing the finest equipment to the stars of tomorrow. Players that have started their cricketing journeys with us include fine players such as Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Travis Birt, Ben Rohrer and new talents like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abdul Samad, Shivam Dube, Anuj Rawat, James Seymour, JD Campbell and Parvez Rasool.
Our cricket goods such as English willow bats, batting gloves, legguards and other soft leather equipment are exported to countries – England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Canada and domestically distributed in nearly 300 shops in India. The backbone of our supreme quality manufacturing is the skilled workforce having over 20 – 25 years of experience crafting the finest cricket equipment. Our biggest achievement thus far has been the trust which we have built with our dealers and the people who have used our bats. In the coming years, we look forward to our strengthened relationships with them all.