Wednesday, April 17, 2024

A first: Bowling with faceguard in IPL

Rishi Dhawan is playing an IPL encounter after almost six years. The Himachal Pradesh all-rounder last played an IPL game in 2016. When Rishi arrived to bowl, he was seen wearing a faceguard, which surprised many. He was turning out for Punjab Super Kings against Chennai Super Kings.

In a recent Ranji Trophy, Rishi was hit on his face and later had to be taken to the hospital. Hence, in order to be on the safer side, the all-rounder used a faceguard while bowling in today’s game. It was a rare occurrence and the decision was the right one from Rishi’s perspective. He has had a good day so far, especially after taking the wicket of Shivam Dube.

It is not often that a bowler wears a faceguard. Hence, Twitter was brim with many reactions about the same. Here is a look at a few of them:

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