Brendon McCullum wore unique GoPro helmet to capture a video of the match
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum wore a Go Pro helmet on his their head while playing for the Rest of the World XI at The Oval, London yesterday in a charity match against Help of Heroes. This helmet will give an insight to the cricket about how cricketers facing any international bowler at the crease from the back of them, just like a wicket keeper do.
The GoPro helmet carries a camera on the front side of the helmet that capture the scene of the match in video mode.
McCullum was joined by Mahela Jayawardene, who scored 48, the highest for the Rest of the World’s innings, but lost the charity match to Help of Heroes XI by four wickets as MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag star for Help of Heroes. Among the many things about the match, this helmet caught the eye of cricket world around the world.
The video, which is uploaded by the Surrey Cricket Club on YouTube, gave an insight of McCullum’s batting style in that match.
In the video, McCullum was seen complementing Jayawardene after each shot, saying “ lovely shooting”, “shot brother”.
It is expected that McCullum may wear this unique helmet when New Zealand will tour Australia in November.
Mike Hesson was the coach of 15 man New Zealand squad which was announced last week. The first Test of the series will start on November 5 at Gabba, Brisbane, and the last two Tests will be played in Perth and Adelaide. The last Test in Adelaide will be the first day-night Test of international cricket history.
Here is the video: