Gautam Gambhir not in favour of pink-ball Tests, feels experiments should be restricted to T20s

PTI, Sep, 14 2016
Gautam Gambhir not in favour of pink-ball Tests, feels experiments should be restricted to T20s

Greater Noida: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday called himself a "traditionalist" who loves the red ball and day game for longer format and said any experimentation should be carried out only in T20 cricket.

File photo of Gautam Gambhir . PTI

"I am a traditionalist who loves to play the game in the old way. It is my personal opinion but I think all these changes and experimentation should be carried out in T20 cricket only. The five-day matches and Tests should be played with the red ball. At least that's the way I feel about it," Gambhir told reporters after the Duleep Trophy final in Greater Noida on Wednesday.

Despite having a great tournament with 356 runs from five innings at an average of 71.20, Gambhir feels that there are issues with pink ball under lights.

"I completely agree with what (Cheteshwar) Pujara said today during the presentation ceremony. Under lights it is a different game and it is always difficult to pick up the wrist spinners and googly bowlers."

Published Date: Sep 14, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016


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