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A short history of helmets: For a game that can seriously maim, cricket introduced protection for the head at a belated stage
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A short history of helmets: For a game that can seriously maim, cricket introduced protection for the head at a belated stage

Helmets came into fashion in international cricket only in the 1980s. Before that, batting icons like Sir Donald Bradman, George Headley, Herbert Sutcliffe, Wally Hammod, Sir Garfield Sobers and hundreds of other batsmen never wore protective headgear, despite having to face fearsome bowlers