Watch: Riki Wessels get saved from a bouncer due to the new helmet

Watch: Riki Wessels get saved from a bouncer due to the new helmet

Watch: Riki Wessels get saved from a bouncer due to the new helmet: Helmets, bouncer, the grills of the helmets, hardness of the ball were all talked, scrutinized following the tragic incident in Australian domestic match where international player Philip Hughes got hit on the back of his neck by a bouncer from young pacer Sean Abbott. The blow eventually costed Hughes his life, the helmet company said he was using an older version of the protective gear and a better protective head gear was sooner publicized. The new helmet and its advanced protection was on display during the Big Bash League (BBL) match between the Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers when the Sixers batsman Riki was hit by a bouncer but the latest designed Masuri helmet saved him.

The bowler Adelaide Strikers pacer Kane Richardson bowled his effort ball a bouncer, Riki misjudged the ball and it went on to hit him on the helmet. Due to the improved version the grills offer much superior protection and hence the ball was stopped before it could damage the batsman.

In the semi-final match of the most talked about Australian T20 league the Big Bash League had the ball actually hit Riki even without any particular damage the focus would have again shifted to the risk that the game of cricket involves. Thanks to the Masuri helmet company and the batsman who opted to wear a new helmet which most don’t following superstitions an unwanted incident was avoided and in the end cricket was the winner.

Bouncer is just another form of delivery and poses no specific risk to the batsmen, in fact the best in the game have always stamped their authority over the bowlers by taking this as a challenging delivery and depositing it for runs.

Watch: Riki Wessels get saved from a bouncer due to the new helmet