Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens will host India's first-ever Day-Night Test match when Virat Kohli & Co take on Bangladesh in the second encounter of the ongoing series, starting November 22. (More Cricket News)
Here, we look at five reasons to watch the historic pink-ball Test:
1. Sourav Ganguly's first stint as BCCI president
Current BCCI President and former captain of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly drove innovation in Indian cricket by introducing the pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
2. Pink is the new Red
Kolkata turns pink with the first-ever D/N Test match. It paves the way for the nation to host many more pink ball matches making the pink ball the new red ball.
3. Test cricket is still the real cricket
Cricket made its mark in sporting culture for the first time way back in the 1800s with the introduction of Test cricket.
4. Eden Gardens creates history
Eden Gardens, the mecca of Indian cricket has witnessed a few historic records. Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket against Australia in 2001 and Rohit Sharma became the highest individual scorer in ODI cricket with his epic 264 against Sri Lanka. Now Eden Gardens will host India's first-ever day and night Test.
5. Star Sports celebrates 'Pink Ball' with unlimited content
A week of cricket celebration on Star Sports will bring exclusive segments that showcase the making of the first pink ball test in India at the Eden Gardens, with exclusive sneak peeks of players preparing for the historic day. Star Sports experts and talent create excitement around the pink ball match as India reaches this cricketing milestone.
Ganguly on Tuesday revealed that tickets for the first four days of the match have been sold out. India won the first Test at Indore inside three days, by an innings and 130 runs.
(With IANS inputs)