Angelo Mathews stressed the importance of wearing a helmet while facing spinners, pointing out that even a wicketkeeper is required to wear a helmet when standing behind the stumps against spin bowlers.

“It’s impossible for me to take my guard without my helmet. This is a complete equipment malfunction,” he explained.

During the innings break, fourth umpire Adrian Holdstock mentioned that Mathews wasn’t ready to face the ball within two minutes, even before the strap of his helmet broke.

Mathews responded by saying, “If you were to ask him the same question now, he would give a different answer because we have video evidence.”

Holdstock also clarified that a batsman should ensure that all their equipment is properly in place so they can face their first ball within two minutes.

Mathews found the situation “quite comical.”

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