Twitter Elated as India Set to Play Their First Day-Night Test
India will play their maiden day-night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against Bangladesh from 22 November.
India are all set to play their maiden Day-Night Test after Bangladesh agreed to play their second Test under lights at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from 22 November.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is believed to be the driving force as he pushed the Bangladesh Cricket Board to play under floodlights in a bid to pull crowds to the stadiums.
The newly-elected BCCI president has long advocated for Day-Night tests in Indian cricket in his role as chief of the technical committee.
Apart from India, Bangladesh will also be making their Day-Night Test debut with the Kolkata tie.
Ganguly met Kohli for the first time since becoming BCCI President at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai last Thursday, and it is believed the former India skipper had a word regarding Day-Night Tests.
The Indian team was earlier not keen on playing Day-Night Tests. India had previously dodged plans to play a pink-ball Test in Adelaide during their tour Down Under last year.
There was also reluctance on India's part when a move to host a Day-Night Test against the West Indies at home was brushed under the carpet.
Ganguly has always backed pink ball Tests, even when he was the head of the BCCI's technical committee in 2016-17. Ganguly had then recommended that domestic tournaments be played under lights.
Fans took to twitter to show their excitement on the historic test. One fan said ‘ I feel this Day Night Test Match move will bring more crowd and excitement in Test Format. Eden Gardens will be full packed house. #INDvBAN‘.
A Virat Kohli fan expressed his excitement at the first D/N test being played.
“Excited for the 1st day-night test match!!
Hope it would be memorable test for all #viratian by seeing our #KingKohli again at the top in @ICC test rankings
Be ready for doing the bestest commentary as usual @jatinsapru
Love u my jaan @imVkohli “
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