Here's what Ganguly feels regarding future Day-Night Tests in IndiaLast updated on Nov 24, 2019, 07:35 pm
India's first-ever Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata was a grand success.
The stadium was packed for all three days.
Team India went on to decimate Bangladesh by an innings and and 46 runs.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who played the major role for seeing the format be played in India, wants Day-Night Tests to reach all parts of the country.
First Day-Night Test in India became a huge success
This was the 12th Day-Night Test to be played in the sport.
India and Bangladesh played their maiden D/N Test after four years since it was introduced.
Ganguly was phenomenal in terms of some big promotions for the game and getting in former players to grace the field during break periods.
For fans, this was a terrific phase as they flocked Eden Gardens.
I am relaxed, relieved and happy: Ganguly
Ganguly was a happy man after the match got concluded.
"I am relaxed, relieved and happy. We wanted to do this for Test cricket. It's so important. People were not turning up for Test cricket. We did a lot of things during and before this Test. It was sold out all throughout even today though the game was expected to finish early," said Ganguly.
Ganguly happy to see reaction from the fans
"I remember the 2001 Test (India-Australia). There were more than 100,000 people in this stadium and you don't want champions like Kohli, Rohit or Ishant to play in front of empty stands. So, I am extremely happy to see this," Ganguly told Star Sports.
'Hopefully it will spread to other parts of the country'
Ganguly wants Day-Night Tests to spread to other parts in India.
"Hopefully it will spread to other parts of the country and I'm convinced it will. This will revive Test cricket because it is different for people. Everything changes with time including people's taste."
"It can't just be in Eden Gardens all the time. It needs to go to other parts of the country."
I think this can be a one-off thing: Kohli
Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli said D/N Test can be a one-off thing.
"I think this can be a one-off thing but it should not be a regular scenario. In my opinion, this should not become the only way Test cricket is played. Because then you are losing out on that nervousness of the first session in the morning," Kohli said.