Bowlers need some protection: Ashok Dinda endorses Ashwin, Unadkat’s idea of face masks

first_imgBengal pacer Ashok Dinda has backed Ravichandran Ashwin and Jaydev Unadkat’s idea of bowlers wearing face masks to save themselves from getting injured on the follow-through.Ashwin and Unadkat floated the idea of face masks after the horrific incident involving Dinda went viral on social media and the cricket fraternity.Dinda escaped serious injury after he was struck on his forehead by a cricket ball while he was attempting for a caught-and-bowled chance during a practice T20 game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.Dinda continued bowling a few balls but complained of dizziness before being taken to a local hospital wherein he was cleared of anything alarming. Dinda was adviced two day’s of rest following CT scans to his injured forehead.Pacer @dindaashoke gets hit on forehead by a ball during #Bengal teams practice session at Eden Gardens. Pacer was rushed to hospital but doctors say nothing to worry. | (@iindrojit) February 11, 2019″By the grace of god, nothing much happened (following the injury). But it’s always good to be safe rather than being sorry. Cricket is evolving and the bowlers also need some protection. It will be good if we can have face masks or something similar,” Dinda told The Telegraph.”It could be because of the T20 effect No doubt that the batsmen are more aggressive in T20s and that has crept into other formats as well,” he added.Been saying it since 2011, these kind of incidences never used to happen in the pre T 20 Era. Something has surely changed , wonder what it is Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 14, 2019Safety measures in cricket has improved drastically since the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes in 2014. Batsman all over the world in international and domestic cricket are wearing modified helmets these days with more protection on the back while even the umpires have been seen wearing helmets and protective gear on their arms in some T20 matches.The bowlers are the only ones who don’t have any sort of protection but the incident involving Dinda might make the International Cricket Council (ICC) wonder about improving their safety in the future.last_img read more

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