Kohli eager to play day-night Test in Australia on specific condition
Cricket Australia (CA) had offered India a day-night Test last year when India visited Australia for the Test series. But the proposal was rejected by Virat Kohli’s India. However, Kohli had come out of that position. He agreed to play a pink ball test on Australian soil, but after fulfilling one of his conditions.
After Sourav Ganguly’s appointment as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Indian captain had changed his mind. Kohli immediately responded positively when Ganguly offered Virat Kohli a day-night Test on Australian soil.
“We also want to play pink-ball Test,” he said.
“But, if you suddenly proposed a day-night Test match on a big tour, it wouldn’t happen surely. Without practice, we cannot go down. We will definitely play. But before that we have to give opportunity to practice.”
“It will take some time to adapt to the new approach. It may not be logical to play in Australia in pink-ball on a one-week notice. If you can adapt to the environment and the situation, day-night Tests are not a problem,” he added.
It should be mentioned that some four years after the inception of playing the longer version of the game under the lights, India will become the last major cricketing nation to enter into the Day-night Test era. On Friday, November 22, they are all set to appear in the pink-ball party for the first time in their history against Bangladesh.