Rawalpindi Traffic Police came up with a creative helmet warning for motorcyclists after Angelo Mathews’ headgear controversy caused him to miss the World Cup match.
The Sri Lankan became the first batsman in the history of international cricket to be timed out as he was not ready to face the ball within two minutes of being dismissed last time out.
Seeing the opportunity, Pindi Traffic Police immediately took advantage of it and warned motorcyclists to always use good quality helmets to stay safe in any untoward situation.
The awareness message shared by the Rawalpindi Traffic Police read, “Sorry, but a good helmet can save you from wasting time. A helmet is not only necessary but also mandatory for a motorcycle rider.”
This message was written on the picture of Mathews while handling the helmet in the World Cup match.
What happened during the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match was that Mathews was ready to take the strike when the strap of his helmet broke.
The former Sri Lankan captain asked for a new helmet and while he was waiting, Shakib appealed to the umpires, resulting in the batsman being timed out.
This is due to ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup rule 40.1.1, which states that when a batsman is out, the new player must be ready to face the ball within two minutes of the fall of the wicket, but without wearing a helmet. The reason Mathews failed to ensure this. Mess.