After the completion of India’s historical first day-night Test series at the Eden Garden Stadium, BCCI new president Sourav Ganguly hailed the atmosphere in the pitch as being increasingly similar to that at World Cup finals than a Test series. BCCI New President Ganguly told to a news agency IANS “Just take a look around fans with their camera lights on to click pictures. Do you see this? Have you seen this in Test cricket? When was the last time you had a capacity crowd watching a Test match? Feels like it is a World Cup final.”
“The match also brought back memories of the famous Test against Australia in 2001 at the same venue, when VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid scripted an unlikely win for India after being forced to follow on” he added.
Sourav Ganguly also included “Oh! It is an absolutely amazing feeling. Feels great. Look for yourself. It brings back memories of the 2001 Test match if you ask me. This is what Test cricket should be, packed stadiums, Ganguly, who drove the Indian group in those days”.
BCCI new president Sourav Ganguly has valid reason to be happy after the achievement of the country’s 1st pink-ball Test. Previously, India had been determined in their refusal to play day-night Tests. It took the previous India captain Dhoni not exactly seven days after taking over as Ganguly to report India’s 1st day-night Test series.
After that, he went about to ensure that the event would be a spectacular one. He invited political leaders and dignitaries, including Sheik Hasina Bangladesh Prime Minister, noticeable members from India’s cricket team as well as a plenty of sports icons to grace the event.
The Kolkata city took on a tone of pink in view of the match and over the course of it. What’s more, the host team conveyed a blockbuster performance in the match to live up to all the hype, with the pacers getting everyone’s attention and Indian team captain Virat Kohli denoting the event with his 27th Test century.
Talking about the future of India team and day-night Test series, BCCI President Ganguly told nothing was chosen as for now, however said that the possibility of facing players like Australia and England in pink-ball Tests in India was an exciting one.