Shahid Afridi is once again grabbing eyeballs, this time for his new-look helmet – something that has rarely been used in cricket. During the PSL Qualifier between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings, Afridi resorted to a helmet that had the top bar of the grille removed. It looks dangerous and risky! Also Read - Mohammad Amir: Would Have Been Great to Bowl to Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma in PSL
The problem is – there is a huge gap that could allow the ball to penetrate between the lower grille and the top half of the helmet – and could cause massive damage. Over the years, helmets have gone through tremendous evolution to ensure the safety of the cricketers, but the one used by Afridi during his 12-ball knock is extremely different and hence fans are reacting to his new innovation. Also Read - LPL 2020: Irfan Pathan to Shahid Afridi, Players to Watch Out For in Inaugural Lanka Premier League
Sky Sports Cricket assistant producer Tanzil Khawaja reacted to Afridi’s new helmet. “Is it me or is Afridi’s helmet grille really dangerous? Seems to be very open around the eyes and mouth area,” he tweeted. Also Read - Live PSL Match Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Stream FINAL: Live Match When And Where to Watch KAR vs LAH Live Cricket Streaming
Here is how other fans reacted.
Meanwhile, the match between the two sides ended in a tie. The Kings won the match in the Super Over. Afridi conceded 30 runs in three overs and picked up a wicket.