Safer helmets for Virat Kohli’s India : Australian orthotist offers solution to save lives

Australia’s famous equipment manufacturer Steve Remfry is keen to meet the Indian team management at the end of the ongoing Adelaide Test and demonstrate the players the newly designed helmet.

Steve Remfry says his newly designed helmet with a flap could save batsmen’s lives.

Speaking exclusively from the Adelaide Oval, where he watched Mitchell Johnson’s bouncer hit on Virat Kohli helmet during Day three of the current Test, he said, “I have a solution to save player’s lives.

“What I will be doing for the protection of the helmets as with all of my specialized cricket and all sports protection that is world renowned by “REMFRY” is very guarded.

In the wake of the Hughes tragedy last month, Steve Remfry felt compelled to offer a more comfortable, safer and effective answer to a previously unknown vulnerability.

“As I make protective gear made to measure, helmets will be altered to suit the individual players as all head sizes are different and this is my specialty in my protective field”.

Steven Remfry has been supplying protective gear for most members of the Australian, English and New Zealand Test teams as well as a growing band of West Indian, Indian, South African, Zimbabwe and Sri Lankan international Players.

“All my helmets can be adjusted and altered and that is where I change it for the safer cricketer. I look forward to Indian team’s response in what could be world changing of protective head gear in world cricket,” he concluded.

Prior to being involved in the manufacture of protective sporting guards, he was a qualified orthotist for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.

This allowed him to use his knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing of made to measure braces and other surgical splinting.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His twitter bio reads: Eat cricket stories, drink cricket stories, sleep cricket stories.

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