Former Indian cricket skipper, known as ‘Indian Wall’ Rahul Dravid supported the idea of playing day-night Tests as a next step to restraint the ever diminishing viewer count in the longest form, grammar form of the cricket.
On Tuesday Rahul Dravid was quoted on the sidelines of a sports lecture saying: “I am all for the experiment. I am definitely all for the experiment. Specially dwindling crowds in Test cricket is a worry. I know there are some challenges of playing cricket at night. The ball is one of them. The white ball gets discoloured. The pink ball could be an option. I think in this day and age, it’s impossible to have people leaving work and coming to the ground on all five days. Therefore, I don’t mind day-night Tests if it can bring back crowds and also have TV viewership.”
The Indian cricket legend said he did not have any issue in facing the pink ball on the only instance he played it. He said that the dew factor and pink ball are issues that need to be sorted out. Personally, he never had an issue in the only game with the pink ball. He scored a ton in the 2nd innings against the English county champions for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The pink ball is going to make its debut when Australia organize the test series with New Zealand later this year.