Michael Vaughan lauds Sourav Ganguly for organising India's first ever day-night Test match

Michael Vaughan lauds Sourav Ganguly for organising India’s first ever day-night Test match

Eden Gardens was jampacked on the opening day of the Test.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The day-night Test match in India is in full swing with Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) leaving no stone unturned to make it a historic feat. Every major monument was illuminated with the pink colour to mark the occasion but what was one of the most heartening features was to see a nearly full house at the Eden Gardens for a Test match.

Ganguly had taken to Twitter to share a plethora of photos of the various monuments illuminated in and around the Eden Gardens. And, Michael Vaughan, while replying to Sourav Ganguly’s tweet, lauded the BCCI President for the efforts he took to stage India’s first-ever day-night Test match.

It feels surreal, ain’t it! How quickly everything came into being when traditionally India have averse to the idea of Day/Night Tests. India had previously turned down Australia’s request of them featuring in a Pink ball Test during their 2018-19 tour Down Under for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, citing there was not enough practice.

Michael Vaughan hopes India-Australia to play a couple of D/N Tests

However, with the crowds dwindling in stadiums for Test cricket, something had to be done! And, Sourav Ganguly, after being appointed as the BCCI President, made it his foremost priority in translating the dream into reality, which according to him, just took three seconds to convince the Indian captain Virat Kohli.

So, now with India having set the marker for themselves as far as Day/Night Tests is concerned, other cricket boards, especially Cricket Australia (CA), are harbouring hopes of staging a Pink Ball Test involving the number 1 Test side. As reported earlier, CA is contemplating to host Afghanistan for a Day/Night Test at the Gabba before India visits.

And now even Michael Vaughan is hoping that India obliges to CA’s request and play a couple of day-night Test matches during their next tour. ” Well done Sourav… look forward to a couple in Aussie next winter,’ he tweeted. India is set to visit the Australians for the traditional four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy post the T20 World next year. The Test series will be part of the ongoing ICC Test championship.

Here’s Michael Vaughan’s tweet: