“First of all, to speak about the Day and Night Test or (to play) with the pink ball, I think it is different from what we are used to with the red ball,” Pujara mentioned on the ‘Sony Ten Pit Stop’ present.
“Although it is still the same format, but the (pink) ball’s pace and visibility is very different. As a batsman you need to get used to it,” he mentioned.
Pujara, who has performed 77 Tests, mentioned that for any youthful participant, who’s used to enjoying with the SG pink ball, enjoying with the Pink Ball, can be a problem.
“It will not be very straightforward, as a result of it is advisable to have such web periods. To try this on the home stage, it’s not straightforward. If any upcoming participant is coming, he’s used to enjoying with the SG pink ball in Ranji Trophy, so once you play him for India, he’s prepared for this format.
The 32-year-old additionally added that to face pink ball, the batsman wants sufficient coaching.
“He is prepared for a Test match. But when he involves play with the Pink Ball, he is not going to have that a lot of an expertise and that many web periods additionally will not have occurred, so I really feel it is going to be a problem for younger participant who’s coming in and enjoying a pink Ball take a look at,” added Pujara.
“But, sure guys (gamers) who’ve already performed with pink ball in some home match and who’ve performed one of many Pink Ball Test match, they are going to get used to it, however it’s a totally different problem altogether for a batsman,” he added.
India are slated to tour Australia for a gruelling 4 Test match sequence, set to start on the Gabba in Brisbane from December 3. The second Test will likely be a Day and Night affair, to be hosted by the Adelaide Oval.
Pujara was then requested what benefits would the Australian speedsters like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins get whereas enjoying with the Pink Ball.
To which, he mentioned, “I believe they (Australian) bowlers will get extra tempo and bounce off the pitch, from what I’ve realised thus far with the Pink Ball.”
“Apart from this, the ball would possibly swing extra, however normally Kookaburra pink ball does not swing a lot, perhaps the brand new ball would possibly swing a bit, however as soon as the ball will get previous, it is going to be a great ball to bat towards.
“Because be it the Kookaburra red ball or pink ball… and if you are playing in Australia, it is one of the best pitches to bat on,” added Pujara, who had performed a key function in India’s win in Australia in 2018.
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