[caption id="attachment_747877" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/kim-hughes.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-747877" alt="kim hughes" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/kim-hughes.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Kim Hughes (R) is against helmets in junior cricket (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>While the cricketing world continues to grapple with issue of safer helmets to prevent potentially fatal injuries to batsmen, former Australia captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kim-hughes/">Kim Hughes</a> has created controversy, calling for helmets to be banned from junior cricket. <p></p> <p></p>During a commentary stint for Fox Sports at the ongoing JLT One Day Cup in Australia, Hughes backed his argument saying helmets inculcate a false sense of safety and prevent youngsters from learning appropriate footwork. <p></p> <p></p>"If I was coaching youngsters today I d coach them without helmets because it teaches you the correct footwork," Hughes was quoted as saying by 9news.com.au on Thursday. "It gives them a false sense of security, they just lunge forward. And I know you can t but ... they think they re safe but they re not. There s more blokes hit now with helmets than there ever used to be." <p></p> <p></p>The comments will raise eyebrows as they come days after Cameron White was hit by a ball on the shoulder while playing in the JLT Cup. <p></p> <p></p>Four years ago, Australia batsman Phil Hughes tragically died after being struck on the head while playing in a domestic match. He was hit on the back of his head by a Sean Abbott bounces in 2014 and succumbed to the injury just three days short of what would have been his 26th birthday. <p></p> <p></p>The incident led to a down-pouring of grief from the cricketing world and led to calls for improving batting helmets.