Steve Smith and Brendon McCullum are two skippers, who are literally poles apart. While one is very defensive, the latter is way too aggressive, and leaves no stone unturned in going for the kill. However, despite the result not going his way, McCullum has a source of elation. As a matter of fact, it is the same reason which makes Steve Smith ecstatic as well. It relates to the success of the Day and Night test.

Speaking about the success of the latest innovation in cricket, Smith said, “The whole Test match was a great innovation, it was a great spectacle, and to get 120,000 people through the gates in three days is absolutely amazing.” “It was just a game that was dominated by the bowlers. I thought New Zealand’s bowlers bowled just as well as ours.”

His counterpart, Brendon McCullum too had a similar view and said, “It’s a great concept. As pink-ball cricket evolves, which I’m sure it will in the global game, I think we’ll see that pitches won’t have quite as much grass on it,” he said.

“Overall, it’s a roaring success, 120,000 people turning up over three days. People are voting with their feet. I think it’s here to stay, which is great. It definitely brought a different element, even on day one. It certainly asked some different questions. I think, tactically, there?s a lot to learn for captains as we head into the pink-ball era.”

  • SHARE

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    Deepak Hooda, Pro Kabbadi League, Puneri Paltan, All-rounder, Telugu Titans,

    Pro Kabbadi League: Interview with Puneri Paltan Skipper and All-rounder Deepak Hooda

    From the hard-working part-time teacher to the Kabbadi professional – the sensational athlete in the form of Deepak Hooda has shown a remarkable improvement...

    England staring at defeat after Day 4 of 3rd Ashes Test

    Perth, Dec 17: England were struggling at 132/4 in their second innings at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day in the third Ashes Test...
    india vs srilanka

    Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low score

    Visakhapatnam , Dec 17: India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International...

    Brazilian Vinicius to join Real Madrid after 2018

    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17: Rising football star Vinícius Júnior who plies his trade for Brazilian club Flamengo on Sunday said he intends to join...

    Would like Barcelona to give us guard of honour: Ronaldo

    Abu Dhabi, Dec 17: Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he would like arch-rivals Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour when they clash...