5 difficulties Pakistani players faced with the pink ball
The Pakistan Cricket Board opted to use the pink ball in Pakistan domestic cricket, in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. It was played between United Bank Limited, captained by Younis Khan, and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, captained by Misbah-ul-Haq. SNGPL won the match with a score of 238 runs against 208 runs of UBL. The resulting feedback on the use of the pink ball was far from positive, as the players found it difficult to acclimate themselves to it. Misbah-ul-Haq was supportive of the idea of day-night matches. He said "These day-night Test matches are required, as cricket has become commercial now like other sports. What is important is to keep on evolving and it's important for the public interest and as a professional player we also have to get used to it." "Considering the future with day-night cricket, I think everyone should be playing it and in Pakistan domestic cricket every team should get at least two or three matches every season and not just the final.” Here are five difficulties both sides had with the pink ball.