Shaun Marsh Adelaide Contact Lenses
Australia's Shaun Marsh was made to wear contact lenses during the Adelaide Test match. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The host Australia has recently received an unexpected benefit on the field from one of their newest sponsors, helping Shaun Marsh score a match-winning hundred in the second Test in Adelaide.

Specsavers was introduced as Cricket Australia’s Official Eyewear and Eye Care Partner last month, and as part of the new deal, the Australian Test players were given free eye checks leading into the second Magellan Ashes Test.

Shaun Marsh scored a century in Adelaide wearing contact lenses.

The test disclosed that Marsh had a minor eyesight problem and was encouraged to wear contact lenses for the second Ashes clash at the Adelaide Oval.

Former Australian speedster and Marsh’s teammate Mitchell Johnson revealed the story while doing commentary in the third Test at the WACA.

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“They said his eyes were quite bad. He couldn’t really see the ball; I think he was just guessing. He’s never worn contact lenses in his life, and he decided to wear them the day he got his hundred.” Johnson was heard saying from the commentary box.

Johnson also talked about how contact lenses have helped him during the second half of his career and further admitted it is hard to adjust to it.

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“I just don’t get it. But that’s Shaun Marsh for you. He just goes out there; he doesn’t really care, he just plays his game. Contacts or no contacts,” Johnson further stated.

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Ankush Das

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