Chris Rogers gives thumbs up to new helmet rules

Johannesburg : Former Australian Test batsman Chris Rogers has insisted that he is a ‘ big believer’ of the new helmet regulations aimed to increase the safety of players.

Rogers shared his views after England Test captain Alastair Cook and former international Jonathan Trott declined to use the newly-approved helmets by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The 38-year-old, who is currently captaining English county side Somerset, suggested that players need to give priority to safety over comfort, Sport24 reported.

Rogers, who himself suffered several blows during his international career, insisted that the need to get the protection right was paramount, adding that players should abide by the rules.

The calls for upgrading existing helmet designs had become a priority following the tragic death of Australian professional cricketer Phillip Hughes in 2014. (ANI)