Nagpur - Indian captain Virat Kohli on
Tuesday welcomed the introduction of day-night Test cricket, saying he hoped
the experiment would work and make the traditional five-day game more popular.
"It is a landmark Test," Kohli
said as Australia and New Zealand prepared to play the inaugural day-night Test
at the Adelaide Oval from Friday.
"It is a big step towards changing
something in Test cricket," the Indian skipper added.
"I hope it works. I hope it can be
another option as well."
Kohli, who is gearing up for the third Test
against South Africa in Nagpur from Wednesday, said Australia and New Zealand
should be saluted for taking part in the Test.
He was hopeful other teams would accept the
change if it was offered to them.
"Hopefully it will be better for the
game. It might be a step that we will all remember a few years down the
line," he said.
"If it is officially put into place,
it will be something different, something exciting.
"If this is a step towards improving
popularity of Test cricket then I think every team should be ready for
Kohli said the only negative aspect, as
pointed out by some players, was the difficulty in spotting the pink ball as
the sun sets.
"I've heard a few players giving
feedback on playing with the pink ball," he said.
"The only thing they were concerned
about was it was very hard to pick the ball in twilight.
"During the day it was fine, during
night it was okay as well. But when the floodlights are not on and when the sun
is going down, is when they found it difficult."
Day-night matches at international level
have been limited so far only to one-day and Twenty20 games, which are played
with a white ball.