Video: 6 facts on pink cricket balls, told by cricketers
While there are unending debates on the feasibility and success of pink cricket balls in international cricket, here we have some of the leading players speaking on the matter. In case you missed it, Australia and New Zealand are about to play the first official Test match under the lights using this ball in November 2015.
Sam Robson, the young English opener says that the pink balls can be used to play day-night matches in whites. Virender Sehwag, the dashing Indian opener with a couple of Test triple centuries to his name, informs that the ball is being used by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCG) since 2010 to play their County Championship fixtures. Uncapped off-spinner from England Ollie Rayner clarifies that Kookaburra has tried 16 shades of pink before settling in on the color.
Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar feels that the only difference between the pink and white balls is it’s color. Andre Adams, the former Kiwi cricketer tells that West Indies’ Lendl Simmons is the first player to score a hundred against the pink ball. In the end Samit Patel, English cricketer of Indian origin says the wear and tear are the same for both pink and red balls.
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