Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly recently batted for the Day-night Test as the only way going forward to save this age-old tradition.
Meanwhile, Ganguly appeared on an event of his book release namely ‘A century is not enough at the Long Room of iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Four former Test skippers namely Kumar Sangakkara, Mike Gatting and Mike Atherton, and Ganguly along with Jeffrey Archer took part in the book discussion.
The talking point on the show was the future of Test cricket and everybody agreed on one point that Test cricket’s future faced the challenge from Twenty20 cricket.
No one wonder understands the practical situation better than Ganguly himself. His role as a cricket administrator would have helped him pick the pulse of the cricket fans in general.
“We hosted nine IPL games last year and every game was full. People never got tired; they just turned up game after game. There’s a sea change in cricket. And people have started liking the shortest format of the game,” Hindustan Times quoted Ganguly as saying.
The southpaw Ganguly also noted that the pink-ball Test is the only option going forward. He also added that selling Test cricket other than in England is a tough challenge for all the nations.
“The challenge is being in the stands for five days, that’s why I believe Day-Night Test is the way forward. Everyone works, you can’t just get out of office all the time. Test cricket needs to be revisited. We have to understand times have changed and we have to move with the times. Selling Test cricket nowadays other than England is a huge, huge challenge,” he concluded.