Shahid Afridi is once again grabbing eyeballs, this time for his new-look helmet – something that has rarely been used in cricket. During the PSL Qualifier between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings, Afridi resorted to a helmet that had the top bar of the grille removed. It looks dangerous and risky!

The problem is – there is a huge gap that could allow the ball to penetrate between the lower grille and the top half of the helmet – and could cause massive damage. Over the years, helmets have gone through tremendous evolution to ensure the safety of the cricketers, but the one used by Afridi during his 12-ball knock is extremely different and hence fans are reacting to his new innovation.

Sky Sports Cricket assistant producer Tanzil Khawaja reacted to Afridi’s new helmet. “Is it me or is Afridi’s helmet grille really dangerous? Seems to be very open around the eyes and mouth area,” he tweeted.

Here is how other fans reacted.

Meanwhile, the match between the two sides ended in a tie. The Kings won the match in the Super Over. Afridi conceded 30 runs in three overs and picked up a wicket.