AUS vs IND Day 1: Pink ball should replace ‘pathetic’ red ball in Tests, says Shane Warne

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Cheteshwar Pujara in opposition to Australia on Day 1

Australia spin legend Shane Warne on Thursday made a robust pitch for the pink ball for use in all Test matches in place of the “pathetic” red cherry that provides “nothing” to the bowler.

The pink ball, as of now, is just used for Day/Night matches that grew to become part of the cricket in 2015. “I’ve been saying this for the last few years. I believe the pink ball should be used in all Test matches. Day games, not just day-night games,” Warne mentioned on ‘Fox Cricket’.

“The pink ball, you can actually see the ball easier, crowd can see the ball easier. It generally does more than the red ball and it looks fantastic on TV. So why not use a pink ball the whole time?

“Maybe change it at 60 overs as a result of it goes comfortable, however I’d be utilizing the pink ball for each Test match so extra of it I might say,” he added.

The Australian said the red ball doesn’t swing much for the bowlers with the exception of the Dukes ball in England and gets soft very soon. “No extra red ball, it does not swing, it does not do something, goes comfortable after 25 overs. It has been pathetic for therefore lengthy now. Except for the Dukes ball in England, it has been garbage.”

“The pink ball cannot be any worse than what the red ball has been for Test cricket. We have not seen swing, we have not seen seam. Absolutely nothing.

“So let’s try the pink ball in Test cricket,” he added. India and Australia are concerned in a Day-Night encounter on the Adelaide Oval because the four-Test sequence started Thursday. 


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