Is it high time cricketing gears should be upgraded?

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died on Thursday in Sydney hospital, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield game played between New South Wales and Southern Australia.

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Nov 27, 2014, 18:19 PM IST
Is it high time cricketing gears should be upgraded?

New Delhi: Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died on Thursday in Sydney hospital, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield game played between New South Wales and Southern Australia.

Even after wearing proper cricketing gears, especially the helmet, while facing the speedster, the opener couldn't save himself from getting injured.

The left-hander immediately collapsed on the ground after being hit. And then an ambulance arrived at the ground and Hughes was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher.

In the recent past we have seen a few other incidents as well when players were taken to hospital after being injured by bouncers, even after wearing a helmet.

South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren suffered from post-concussion syndrome, after he was hit on the head by a short ball from Mitchell Johnson in February this year.

And then on November 10, Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad sustained a fractured skull against New Zealand when a bouncer from Corey Anderson hit him on the head.

These three incidents, which took place this year, clearly indicate that a player is not safe even after wearing all the cricketing gears.

We at Zeenews.com invite you to share your thoughts on whether cricketing gears should be upgraded?