There’s a lot of excitement about being part of a day-night Test match: Smriti Mandhana
Indian Women’s team openers Smriti Mandhana In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, expressed her views regarding the upcoming Pink Ball Day-Night test match against Australia.
A few days ago, BCCI’s honorary Secretary, Jay Shah made a historic announcement. He announced about organizing a pink ball day-night test match of the Indian Women’s Cricket team against that of Australia. In recent developments, Smriti Mandhana expressed her views regarding the same.
Indian Opener Smriti Mandhana, in an interview with ESPNcricinfo, told ” Frankly, when I used to watch day-night Tests of men, I actually never felt that I will be able to experience this moment – it’s wrong to say ‘I’ at the moment – that the Indian team will be able to experience the moment, So, when it got declared, I was like, ‘Oh, wow. That’s going to be crazy.”
She further said to ESPNcricinfo “”I remember playing my first day-night one-day or T20 match,” Mandhana said. “I was pretty excited, like a small kid. I was like, ‘Wow, we’ll be able to play a day-night match and all of that.”
“Now that we are going to play a day-night match, (we have) lots of things to work on but (there’s a) lot of excitement… excitement about being part of a day-night Test match, and that too in Australia, against Australia, it’s always a good challenge. It’s going to be a great moment for the Indian women’s cricket team.”ESPNcricinfo quoted Mandhana as saying.
She also told me about her excitement after listening to the news that they’re gonna play the Pink Ball test match. She told to ESPNcricinfo “”When we got to know of the first Test, against England, the whole team was really excited,” Mandhana said. “We all were looking forward (to it). The last Test match I was part of was in 2014, so it’s been quite a long time, we haven’t gone out in whites, so that excitement of playing a Test match (after nearly seven years) was on another level.”