Not fully comfortable with pink ball yet: Azhar Ali

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan One-Day International (ODI) skipper Azhar Ali has said, “I am not fully comfortable with pink ball yet but I’m open to more experiments in future.”

Azhar Ali said “It was a completely new experience for us but overall it went well with some concerns in visibility.” I feel with the cleaner environment, like we saw in Australia, it would be great as in winters here it’s more hazy, he was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.”

There was basically some difficulty in the visibility after sunset but it was better with the ball being new. However, as soon as the ball got older, we found it difficult to see it. It also swung more than usual in the night, he said.

“So as soon it’s used the floodlights, especially during dusk, you really have to focus hard, as a fielder it’s hard to see the ball from square of the wicket and sometimes it’s a complete miss, taking high catches was the other issue as the older ball gets blurrier,” skipper added.