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Virat Kohli Opens Up On The Challenge Of Playing ‘Pink Ball’ Test Overseas

After successfully defeating Sri Lanka in the just-concluded three-match T20i series, Virat Kohli led team India is all set to takedown on the Australian cricket team’s tour to India that starts from tomorrow. The Indian cricket team is looking good in form and the fans are expecting a similar performance from them to defeat Australia in the series.

Ahead of Australia’s tour to India, Virat Kohli talked about the Day and Night tests. The Indian cricket team played it’s first-ever Day and Night test match against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens of Kolkata, recently.


Talking about the day and night test match, Virat Kohli said that they are all ready for the challenge and open to play the day and night tests. Virat also said that there should be a practice game before the day and night Tests. He said:

“We played the day & night test here (India), we are happy with how it went. It has become a very exciting feature of any test series, we are open to playing day & night tests. We are ready for the challenge”

He added:

Whenever it is held (Day/Night Test), there should be a practice game before.”


However, Virat Kohli thinks that the Pink ball tests need a bit of preparation and for that, they need to be given a specific amount of time.

“You can’t just go in two days before and say you’re playing a pink-ball Test in a week’s time. We didn’t really think it was logical from that point of view. It needed a bit of preparation. Once you get used to playing it there’s no problem playing at all.”

BCCI is in talks with Cricket Australia regarding the scheduling of the proposed day-night Tests ahead of India’s tour of Australia, which is scheduled for later this year.

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