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Virat Kohli Agreed to Play Day-Night Test in Three Seconds, Says Sourav Ganguly
By Shruti - Nov 3, 2019 7:43 pm
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Sourav Ganguly said that India captain Virat Kohli convinced for the Day/Night Test match against Bangladesh within a few seconds. India are all set to play there first-ever day/night Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens from November 22-26.

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Sourav Ganguly

“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). I met him for an hour and the first question was we need to have day/night Tests and the answer in three seconds was let’s go ahead and do that,” Ganguly said. “I really don’t know what happened in the past and what was the reason but I found him absolutely acceptable to play D/N Tests. He realises and thinks that empty stands in Tests is not the right way forward.”

“I know T20 every stand is full in every game. But proper management of Test cricket will bring back crowd. It’s a start for India. I think with this concept Test cricket will be back on its feet. Now people’s lives have changed, you cannot leave offices so that’s when you have to make adaptability. That’s important. Most number of times change is good. A lot of time, we hold on to things thinking what you believe is right,” Sourav Ganguly said.

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Virat Kohli

He even said that the games need to be marketed well.

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“It’s when you’re forced to come out of your comfort zone, you actually find out it’s better than what you think. I think pink ball will bring back crowd and the Test cricket needs to be marketed a lot more.”

Ganguly further talked about his epic 2001 Eden Test when India defeated Australia by 171 runs.

“My 100th Test was a Boxing Day Test at MCG. You really got fortunate to get in that position in your Test career. There were close to 70,000 people in the stands in Test match on day one. You should see the Ashes also,” he told.

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