Do you think we will ever see a batsman face a fast bowler without the protection of a helmet?

From the 1980's onwards, nearly all batsmen have worn helmets when facing fast bowlers. Over the past 10-15 years, no batsman has taken guard against them without one on. Sometimes they dispense with the protective headgear when facing the spinners, but that is the only time. Will a batsman ever be brave (or... show more From the 1980's onwards, nearly all batsmen have worn helmets when facing fast bowlers. Over the past 10-15 years, no batsman has taken guard against them without one on. Sometimes they dispense with the protective headgear when facing the spinners, but that is the only time.

Will a batsman ever be brave (or crazy) enough to not wear a helmet when facing fast bowling?

And is this just another sign of our safety conscious age?
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