Use Pink Ball instead of “Pathetic” Red Ball says, Shane Warne.
The Australian spin great Shane Warne feels ICC should use Pink ball more often. The former cricketer made a statement on using Pink Ball on all the games. Warne says the Pink ball should replace the “Pathetic” red ball in every aspect.
The pink ball is used in Day/Night Test games only after getting introduced in 2015.
“I am in the favor of using the pink ball in all the test games. Day games, not just day-night games. I have been saying this for the last few years now,” Warne said on Fox Cricket.
“Pink ball is easier to watch, you can actually see the ball easier, the crowd can see the ball easier. This ball generally looks fantastic on TV and works well comparing with Red Ball. So why not use a pick ball the whole time in Test cricket? Maybe you will need to change it every 60 overs because it goes soft, but I would be using the pink ball for every Test match so more of it I would say,” he added.
The Aussie spinner said, the red ball does not offer much movement to the bowlers except the dukes on in England and gets soft over often.
Red Ball doesn’t swing, Shane Warne:
“No more red ball, it doesn’t swing, it doesn’t swing, it does nothing and gets soft every 25 overs. It has been pathetic for so long now. Except for the Dukes ball in England, it has been rubbish.”
“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,” he added.
The conversation was recorded as India and Australia are right now involved in the first test game of the four-match series.
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