Don’t see pink ball attracting more spectators to ground: Harbhajan Singh
With the arrival of day-night Tests, a usual notion is that such an initiative will present fans an opportunity to witness games at night after getting their official work done. President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly also endorsed this idea as the tickets for the first three or four days of the historic Kolkata Test are sold out in comparison to India largely witnessing empty stands during the South Africa series.
However, Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is finding himself in a disagreement with the majority of the people. The 39-year old clearly stated that he doesn’t think that the pink-ball cricket will be able to attract better crowd than red-ball. Explaining his comment, Harbhajan said that taking the game close to the smaller centres is what he’d call the need of the hour.
Moreover, the Punjab born highlighted the lack of infrastructure in remote areas like Amritsar and compared it to places like Mohali. The dexterous character also wished luck to the men in blue who are about to face Bangladesh in the second Test match of the two-game series.