The man who played a crucial role in convincing the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli to agree to play the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh is none other than the current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly as he has focussed on the need to rejuvenate Test cricket.
The iconic Eden Gardens is geared up to witnessed another moment of history on November 22 when India and Bangladesh play their maiden Day-Night Test match. With just a few hours left for the historic day, the City of Joy has finally turned pink to embrace the occasion.
Ganguly shared a video of his hometown which looks to be all set for the day as many high rises have been lit in pink color. In a video posted on Twitter, Ganguly wrote: “Well BCCI and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)… look forward to 5 days @JayShah.”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 21, 2019
Ganguly also revealed who are the big celebrities are going to watch the match. Sourav said, “You can see the whole stadium has changed. Many big people are coming. During this, former players of the first Test played between India and Bangladesh in the year 2000 will also be included.”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 20, 2019
Along with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, the CM of Bengal, Mamta Banerjee will also be present in the stadium. Looking at the match, the whole of Kolkata has been turned pink. Many buildings, parks, and other places have been colored pink.
Talking about the pink ball, some Indian players have played with this ball in first-class cricket, which includes the names of players like Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kuldeep Yadav and Hanuma Vihari.
While the team of Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri has already made giant strides in making this Indian team one of the best in the world, Ganguly’s addition has only cemented the base further as India looks to dominate world cricket.