Cassian Baliarsingh

Days after schooling young batting sensation Sarfaraz Khan for not wearing a helmet, India captain Rohit Sharma helped him avert a major injury threat. Thanks to Rohit’s warning, Sarfaraz was saved from breaking his head.

On Day 3 of the fourth Test match, Sarfaraz was fielding without a helmet at the silly point against England in Ranchi. Seeing Sarfaraz fielding without a helmet, Rohit Sharma shouted at him and told him to get the safety gear first.

“Arey bhai, hero nahin banne ka (hey brother, don’t be a hero here),” told the caring captain to Sarfaraz. The game resumed after Sarfaraz was given a helmet. Since then, Sarfaraz made sure that he obeyed the captain’s words and wore his helmet.

This helped the youngster avert a serious injury on the third ball of the 38th over of England’s second innings in the Dharamsala Test.

Sarfaraz was fielding at short leg with his helmet on when England’s Shoaib Bashir flicked a bowl by Kuldeep Yadav towards the leg side. The ball directly hit Sarfaraz hard on his helmet. Lucky for him, he had his helmet and it ensured the Indian player escaped unhurt from a possible injury.

With the series already in hand, India played well and won the match with Kuldeep Yadav being adjudged player of the match.