'Traditionalist' Gautam Gambhir not in favour of 'Pink Ball' Tests

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Greater Noida, Sep 15: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir today called himself a "traditionalist" who loves the red ball and day game for longer format and said any experimentation should be carried out only in T20 cricket.

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"I am a traditionalist who loves to play the game in the old way. It is my personal opinion but I think all these changes and experimentation should be carried out in T20 cricket only.

'Traditionalist' Gautam Gambhir not in favour of 'Pink Ball' Tests

The five-day matches and Tests should be played with the red ball. At least that's the way I feel about it," Gambhir told reporters after the Duleep Trophy final here on Wednesday (Sep 14). (India Blue win Duleep Trophy)

Despite having a great tournament with 356 runs from five innings at an average of 71.20, Gambhir feels that there are issues with pink ball under lights.

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"I completely agree with what (Cheteshwar) Pujara said today during the presentation ceremony. Under lights it is a different game and it is always difficult to pick up the wrist spinners and googly bowlers."


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