Dont get me started on DID memes.
Yeah it’s a common fact over here @DNA. Some of the old timers used to bowl at the head and it actually got outlawed after a test series over here in Oz years ago. The poms attacked the body with short balls without helmets and it was carnage.
Still. You need to protect your family jewels and I can attest to the fact that getting hit in the box ( the protector ) can hurt still if it hits you the wrong way. Not pleasant.
Oh yeah the ‘body line’ tour. Is still talked about to this day.
That is one of the things I love about cricket - it’s not like formula 1 where the current cars are the fastest they have ever been.
In cricket windies bowlers from the 70s and 80s could play in any side today and thrive. Plus just look don bradman - best batsman who has ever lived and I can’t see many folks getting a better record than him