The most exciting part for Indian Cricket Team in 2019 is that they played their first day-night test match with the pink ball tests at Eden Gardens, Kolkata against Bangladesh. Team India won this test match and Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian player to score a century in a day-night test match during the match against Bangladesh. D/N test is the most important stage to bring back the crowd to Test cricket.
Earlier Indian Captain Virat Kohli said that five venues enough for test cricket in India. Now BCCI president Sourav Ganguly names three venues that will host pink ball tests in future in India including Kolkata also.
”We will have to work towards that. It just gets people interested to come. If New Zealand was playing Australia somewhere else, on some other day, it would not have got the same attention. But Boxing Day gets people together,” Sourav Ganguly said to Hindustan Times.
”That’s why it is about trying to create events. The Pink Ball Test was an event. It will happen all around the country. It happened in Kolkata; it will happen in Mumbai, Bangalore, Gujarat and it will bring people back to Test cricket,” he added.
Sourav Ganguly also speaks about the Yo-Yo test that is the important part for team India these days. Without passing the Yo-Yo test, you won’t include in the Indian team.
“Every team management should have the freedom to make its own decisions. If Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri and the trainers feel that’s the way, so be it. We don’t need to poke our noses all the time. If they demand, the captain of the India team and trainers demand that we need to be at this (fitness) level, so be it,” Ganguly said.