The security of batsmen has been an important issue in the last few years. The ICC and all cricket associations are aware of the helmet. Helmets are also being made with state-of-the-art technology to save the head, but in the meantime Shahid Afridi wore a strange helmet that is being talked about all around.
Shahid Afridi appeared in the Pakistan Super League on Saturday with a helmet that could prove to be a threat to him. The upper part of the grille that protected the face and eyes was missing from the helmet. The gap was so much that the ball could easily penetrate. During the 12-ball 12-run innings, commentators On Air were also discussing the helmet of Afridi.
Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes has also used such a helmet. Jonty was part of the coaching staff of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. “This gives a clear view of the bowler’s hand and the ball,” said Jonty. Afridi and I are at the same stage where we may have trouble seeing the ball.
Let us tell that Australia batsman Phil Hughes lost his life due to fatal bouncer in domestic cricket, since then the cricket world is very cautious about the safety of batsmen. Now there is also a separate device for the neck.