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Stats for Pink Ball Test matches should be separately maintained: Sunil Gavaskar
D/N Test: Bangladesh in India 2019

Stats for Pink Ball Test matches should be separately maintained: Sunil Gavaskar

India and Bangladesh will create history as they walk-on to play their debut Pink-Ball Test match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 22nd November. This will be the first ever Pink-ball Test match in India. However, the teams like Pakistan, England, the Windies, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have played one day-night Test match at least.

India’s batting giant Sunil Gavaskar has put forth an interesting request ahead of his team’s debut day-night Test match. Gavaskar demanded the separate stats for the pink-ball Test matches.

 Ex Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar

Ex Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar

"The only thing I feel is that the stats for pink-ball Test cricket should be separately maintained from red-ball cricket,” he said. "When day-night cricket started not much thought it would be successful but look at the huge following it has now, so there's no reason to believe that day-night Test cricket won't be successful too," said Gavaskar.

He further said, "Similarly, for limited-overs cricket also the stats should be separate for red-ball and white-ball, or some sort of distinction made so that future generations can know what was what."