Former Australian leg-spinner-turned commentator Shane Warne has called for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to do away with the red-ball and make the pink-ball mandatory for all the Test matches
The pink ball is only employed for day-night Tests as compared to the red ball which is used for traditional Test matches, and many experts including Shane Warne believe that the pink cherry zips for a long period of time as compared to the red ball.
Speaking on Fox Cricket’s show ‘The Big Break’, Shane Warne said that he wants the pink ball to be em
“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, I think 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 because it goes soft, but I’d be using the pink ball for every Test match so more of it I would say,” Shane Warne said.
Shane Warne further criticized the red ball, adding that it goes soft after 25 overs and post that if offers literally nothing to the bowlers.
”No more red ball, it doesn’t swing, it doesn’t do anything, goes soft after 25 overs. It has been pathetic for so long now. The pink ball can’t be any worse than what the red ball has been for Test cricket. We haven’t seen swing; we haven’t seen seam. Absolutely nothing. So let’s try the pink ball in Test cricket,” Warne added.