Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
Just read through the Cricinfo commentary and it sounds like the right thing was done. People claiming that India don't have any rapid bowlers miss the point, in that a delivery bowled at 70mph is still potentially lethal if it misbehaves unpredictably. And it's no good to say that so-and-so played on worse in the past without helmets etc - times have changed and safety must be a paramount concern. No-one wants to see someone seriously injured and potentially lose their career for a meaningless ODI.
Tbf i have not seen one fatal injury since they started wearing helmets, but again I have not watched the highlights of this match. If it was really bad you would have to know after a couple of overs not after 20