BCCI president and former captain Sourav Ganguly believe the pink ball looks better than the Reds. The first day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh is being played with a pink ball at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored 136 runs in the match. Asked how Kohli faced the challenge of the pink ball, Ganguly said, “He is a run machine.”
On the visibility of the pink ball, he said, “In fact, it’s much easier than the red ball,” Ganguly said, adding that it is a great success to see 60,000 people coming to the stadium on the first day.
“A lot of people came to the stadium and watched the match, which is very important. I wasn’t under pressure from anyone,” he said.
However, Ajinkya Rahane’s opinion differs
However, as a batsman, Ajinkya Rahane feels it is not easy to bat in the light in front of the pink ball. According to Ajinkya Rahane, it is challenging for batsmen to take a late swing of the pink ball.
Rahane said, “Evening time is always challenging. In the first session, the ball comes on the bat well, and there is no more movement. Later dew comes to the fore. To overcome this, you have to play positive cricket in the first session.”