With India stepping into the Pink-ball Test cricket, being the last to do so on Friday in Kolkata, it’s a new journey that will begin against Bangladesh.
The Day-Night match has rapidly gained popularity across cricket nations. India had shown resistance towards entering the new era but after 4 years has decided to join the camp.
India’s legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar pronounced that the statistics and record for the pink ball cricket should be maintained separately from the red ball Test cricket. Expressing excitement for the Day-Night form, he said, “When Day-Night cricket started not many thought it would be successful but look at the huge following it has now. So, there’s no reason to believe that Day-Night Test Cricket of won’t be successful too,”
“The only thing I feel is that the stats for pink-ball Test cricket should be separately maintained from red-ball cricket,” he added. “Similarly, for limited-overs cricket also the stats should be separate for red-ball and white-ball, or some sort of distinction made so that future generations can know what was what,” he said.
Being the last to join the league, Gavaskar feels that India lacks behind when it comes to experience with the Pink ball but admitted that India can overcome any obstacle as they are a team that can come out victorious in any situation.
“This is a magnificent Indian team which can find a way to win even if they are playing on the snow in Iceland or sand in the Sahara desert.” he added.
The second match (Day-Night Test) of the two-match Test series between India and Bangladesh will begin on 22 November at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.