'D/N Test will be a landmark moment'

'D/N Test will be a landmark moment'

Virat Kohli welcomed the initiative to play day-night Test using the pink ball, terming it a “landmark” moment. Australia and New Zealand will be involved in the first D/N Test which begins in Adelaide from Friday.

“I've heard a few players giving feedback on playing with the pink ball,” said Kohli, when asked about the initiative. “The only thing they were concerned about was during twilight it was very hard to pick the ball. During day it was fine, during night it was okay as well. But when the floodlights are not sort of on and when the sun is going down, that is when they found it difficult,” he pointed out.

Notwithstanding the apprehensions, Kohli said it’s a big step towards some change in Test cricket. “It is a landmark Test,” he noted. “I hope it works. I hope it can be another option as well. I'm glad that two teams have agreed to play an official Test like that, as an experiment.

So, credit to Australia and New Zealand that they have decided to do this. Hopefully it will be better for the game. It might be a step that we will all remember a few years down the line, let’s hope so. If it is officially put into place, it will be something different, something exciting. As cricketers we all should be willing and accepting of the need to step forward and contribute to the game however possible. If this is a step towards improving the excitement and popularity of Test cricket then I think every team should be in for it,” he elaborated.
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