Indian great Sunil Gavaskar has backed the idea of introducing pink ball in the limited over format to even out the balance between bat and ball because according to Gavaskar the game tends to favor the batsman too much these days which is evident from the first match between Australia and India where Australia chased down a target in excess of 300 in convincing fashion, DNA India reported.
“The white ball does nothing for bowlers. I actually call it a ‘nothing doing ball,”
“What could be interesting is that with the success of pink ball it may used in limited over cricket to even the balance between bat and ball,”
Meanwhile the century maker from the first Australia-India match Rohit Sharma said that he does not agree with Sunil Gavsakar and believes that the white ball still has something in it for the bowlers and in supportive conditions the ball tends to swing a lot.
“I don’t agree that the white ball doesn’t do anything. If you play in tough conditions it can be a nightmare for the batsmen. When you play with two new balls and conditions are against batsmen and it is overcast the ball tends to swing a bit,” he said.