In the view of Darren Stevens, the former Kent allrounder and a man who has always hit a long ball, this was the batting equivalent of Jason Statham; rugged-looking and imposing to those facing up to it.
In the main, this was what all MRFs are: bottom-heavy for its subcontinental origin, traditionally stickered with its famous logo.
No surprises, recognisable from a mile away and a fundamentally strong bat, used by the best in the world.
"There's certainly a lot of it," said tester Nick.
"Not the lightest, with a slightly sluggish pickup. I love that the design is consistent to its brand values year-on-year."
That was the consistent feedback of the day: not the lightest pickup in the world and a low middle, but if those things are your cup of tea and if you play your cricket on a low deck, then you could do worse than join Virat Kohli.
Georgia Adams, the Southern Vipers batter, admitted that she found it "a bit chunky for me", but for the broader-shouldered among you, you won't go far wrong.
The middle was glorious but the whole bat is well made and generous. If it's good enough for Stevo…
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