WEB DESK: Opponent captains of finalist teams Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan said behavior of the pink ball was quite different with what we used to tackle with red one. Watching the pink ball was surely a concern for some players, Aaj News reported.
Both captains accepted that pink ball will determine future of Pakistan cricket. Misbah-ul-Haq captain of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) said “The biggest drawback and challenge for the players involved in this final was the conditions and how players adjusted into it.”
“It would have been much better if Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) scheduled at least two matches under lights with pink ball for every team in first round and it would not have given only valuable experience for the finalist team but for the others also,” said Misbah.
“Day/ night test matches are subsequently the future of Cricket and PCB should ensure that players get maximum opportunities to play in different conditions.”
Misbah expressed concern over pink color ans said: “It was difficult to take high catches and hard to pick the flight deliveries during practice.”
Younus agreed with Misbah and said “Cricket needs crowd who need innovations to enjoy themselves watching game. Adelaide test was a success but there are few things that need more attention. PCB have to think about the next season and need to adapt according to the new ideas.”
He said the players had to readjust instantly in new conditions because it was a day/night match and the two best teams were in the finals.