It will be a historic first for Team India when they take on Bangladesh in the Pink-Ball Test at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata later this month. In the past, India has been reluctant towards featuring a Day/Night Test. They, along with Bangladesh, remain the only sides who have not featured in the Pink-ball affair.
And now, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that India captain Virat Kohli agreed in three seconds to play a Day-Night Test against Bangladesh. “Honestly, I don’t know why and what was the reason they did not want to play and accept the D-N Test (in Adelaide),” Ganguly added. The match at Eden Gardens will begin on November 22.
However, all of that changed with Sourav Ganguly taking over as the President of the BCCI. Ganguly, who has always been a firm believer in pushing the envelope. “I don’t know what was the reason they did not want to play (Adelaide Day-Night Test). I met Virat on the 24th, met him for an hour, and the first question was that we need to have D/N Test cricket. The answer in three seconds was ‘yes let’s go ahead and do it’,” said Ganguly.