New Delhi: When it comes to playing in any format, be it Test cricket or ODIs, almost all the batsmen in the world prefer to wear caps instead of helmets to avoid the heat and keep themselves relaxed while facing spin bowlers. In the recently-concluded 3rd Test between India and England, Indian captain Virat Kohli was seen batting against the spinners while wearing a cap. But, interestingly all England batsmen were seen playing the Indian spinners with their helmets on. But why?
In the year 2015, on the death anniversary of Australian player Phil Hughes, the England Cricket Board had made a rule that every England batsman would use helmets while facing any kind of bowler. For this reason, English batsmen are also seen batting against spinners while wearing helmets instead of caps.
“To answer the question why Kohli can bat in a cap but England players aren’t allowed to….. the ecb head protection regs state that anyone playing professional or pathway cricket must wear a helmet to bat in. Even against a spinner,” a tweet from an English journalist Elizabest Ammon read.
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