New Delhi: On the third day of the third Test between India and England, the Indian batsmen got rid of the sweat of the British. Despite being under immense pressure, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli showed tremendous restraint on the pitch.
Batsman Virat Kohli wore cap
In the last 10 overs on Friday, England fielded their spinners against Team India, because the umpires did not allow pace bowling due to bad light, which Root also did for this. Agreed. Then Virat Kohli took off the helmet and put on the cap and started scoring runs easily.
Root did not take off his helmet against spinners
The interesting thing is that when such situations arose with the England batsmen, they did not take off their helmets. During the Chennai Test in India, Joe Root had scored a double century but he did not cap even once against the spinners. Fans are desperate to know why this happened?
Why can’t English batsmen wear caps?
Sports journalist Elizabeth Ammon has revealed this, she wrote on Twitter, ‘Answering the question why Kohli can bat wearing a cap but English players are not allowed this. According to ECB rules, it is mandatory for any batsman to wear a helmet while batting in professional or pathway cricket, even against spinners.
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.
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) August 27, 2021
Safety of batsmen important for ECB
Through this rule, an attempt has been made to ensure the safety of any batsman, so that the ball does not hit the head during batting. If the spinner is also bowling, then there is a possibility of hitting the ball on the head, especially while throwing the fielder’s throw, the batter can be a victim of the accident. This is the reason why ECB does not want to take any kind of risk.