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Spectacularly Unlucky Batsman Sehwag

New Specs... Howzat...?

New Specs… Howzat…?

What a very odd spectacles story in India Today on line which lists the bad luck of Indian batsman Virender Sehbag and/or his spectacles as two possible reasons that he was stumped. To be honest I cannot quite understand how he got out but I think either the bowl or his deflection of same threw the ball into theair and Sehwag couldn’t see it in the air whilst it rather flukily dropped onto his stumps. Out!  Shane Warne & Alan Border, commentating, called it bad luck.

I guess one reason that the story had some news value was that apart from the unusual “out” it was this well known cricketers debut in spectacles, in this, his 103rd test match.

Famous Cricketing Spectacle Wearers…

Sehwag joins the ranks of Anshuman Gaekwad, Zaheer Abbas, Gordon Greenidge, Geoffrey Boycott, Anil Kumble, Narendra Hirwani and Daniel Vettori as cricketing spectacles wearers. In the article there was some discussion about the problems of peripheral vision in specs. And we all know that when you wear your glasses that your vision adjusts to the slightly different field that your vision presents. I know that when I’m wearing spectacles in the house (ay for TV) I have to be extra careful going up or down stairs as I’m not used to glasses indoors.

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