Excited Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday has opened his mind over the different challenges at hand saying, “This pink ball Test match is a challenge for us. It is very exciting for us as the energy will be very high. It is a landmark occasion”.
“Fielding will be the biggest challenge as players will take time to adjust to the colour as well as the different characteristics of the ball,” he added.
“The pink ball definitely felt heavier. I’m sure there won’t be any difference in weight but somehow it felt heavier. While taking slip catches the ball really hit the hands hard. Even while throwing from the boundary, the fielders felt they needed to put extra effort,” he further explained.
Earlier, the different batsmen have also spoken about the changes they needed to make in their batting techniques as the pink ball moves around a lot more as compared to the red ball.
“It’s really exciting for all of us. The last time we experience this kind of an atmosphere was before an India Pakistan T20 World Cup game. Then also a lot of formers cricketers came, they were felicitated. It will be same,” the skipper said.