Mark Cosgrove uses his head to tackle the short ball during Leicestershire vs Durham match

Leicestershire batsman Mark Cosgrove showed a bizarre moment as he used his head to defend his wicket against Durham during the four-day county game between the two teams Leicestershire and Durham. The cricketer instead of trying to bat the ball, thought his head would be the best option.

When Durham bowler Ben Raine bowled a short delivery to Cosgrove, the batsman from Australia began walking down the wicket. It was something very unusual and hard to see when a fast bowler is steaming in at you. Cosgrove put his head in the way and headed the ball to a decent bouncer.

Recently, Australia’s Steve Smith and England’s Jason Roy both raising concerns about concussion during The Ashes due to their head wounds. Due to wound, Smith, who was the leading run scorer in the series so far had to mids the third test.

After Smith's wound, Australia vice-captain Travis Head said that he would now use clip-on safety attachments to his helmet. "I guess with the conditions in Australia you can sway out of the way, the bounce is quite true," Head said. "I think what we have seen at Lord's with the slope there was a lot of balls following batters and going down the slope," he said.

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He added, "I wore it [on Sunday] and probably will wear it for the rest of the series I guess. The wickets are a little bit slower and you can get some that do different things so it is not as true bounce. I guess as you've seen with Steve getting hit you can get yourself into tricky positions. So, I think it'll become mandatory, it is becoming mandatory next year with CA, so I may as well get used to it now and then start putting them on."

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Head also said, "[The short ball] is definitely a plan that both teams are using and definitely both batting teams have been talking about it and have plans," Head added, "You have to be prepared for it and I think the guys played it quite well throughout the game. I can't think of a lot of dismissals from it. Each guy will have their own way of going about it and it is one of those things: if there is a plan we need to find a way to reply it."

by Mamatha Reddy | Thu, Aug 22 - 01:39 PM

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