ADELAIDE: legend of the Australian spin Shane Warne Thursday took a strong step for the pink ball to be used in all Try the matches instead of the “pathetic” red cherry that offers “nothing” to the bowler.
The pink ball is currently only used for Day / Night matches that became part of cricket in 2015.
“I have been saying this for the past few years. I believe the pink ball should be used in all practice games. Day games, not just day games,” Warne told Fox Cricket.
“The pink ball, you can actually see the ball easier, the crowd can see the ball easier. It generally does more than the red ball and looks great on TV. So why not use a pink ball all the time?
“Maybe change it to 60 overs because it gets soft, but I’d use the pink ball for every test match, so I’d say more,” he added.
The Aussie said the red ball doesn’t swing much for bowlers with the exception of the Dukes ball in England and softens very quickly.
“No more red ball, it doesn’t swing, it doesn’t do anything, it gets soft after 25 overs. It’s been pathetic for so long. Aside from the Dukes ball in England, it was garbage.”
“The pink ball can’t be any worse than the red ball for Test cricket. We didn’t see the swing, we didn’t see the seam. Absolutely nothing.
“Then let’s try the pink ball in Test cricket,” he added.
India and Australia are involved in a Day-Night match at the Adelaide Oval when the four-test series began on Thursday.