Sachin Tendulkar Lends Advice to Virat Kohli for Day-Night Test
Sachin Tendulkar, the former India cricketer has lent a suggestion for Virat Kohli for the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. Virat Kohli & Co is playing their first overseas pink-ball Test at Adelaide, which is a day/night affair.
Earlier, the Aussies have played 7 pink-ball Tests and have won them all. On the other hand, India has the experience of playing just one so far before the Adelaide Test. The match has already started and the experience of Tim Paine’s team can put them at a profitable position. Moreover, the hosts are more accustomed to the conditions at home than the visitors, India. Kohli has opted to bat first in the day-night Test in Adelaide, after he has won the toss.
Tendulkar suggested Kohli to keep a close eye on the clock
While talking on Sports, Sachin Tendulkar stated that Team India and Captain Kohli should keep a close eye on the clock. Depending on the time, they should keep on changing their strategy. Tendulkar stated that he has observed in the pink-ball Tests that a team has to stay extremely aware of the clock. According to the legendary cricketer, during pink-ball Tests, when the sun is setting and the temperature is dropping, there is an extra lateral movement of the surface. The cool grass and the dew setting in also add the extra lateral movement of the surface. This is the moment when a team not just respects the bowler but also respects the conditions.
Further, Tendulkar has pointed out that a team can play more aggressively and take chances during the first session of a pink-ball Test in India. However, in Australia, the sun sets later than in Kolkata. During the pink-ball Test in Kolkata, he felt that from 4:30 to 6:30 was a critical time. This was the time when batsmen had to respect both the bowler and the surface. They had to build those partnerships. After the ball gets wet, the batsmen start playing a little more shots.
During the end of the second session and the start of the last session the ball does an extra where the batsmen need to hold back their aggression and natural instincts and be more disciplined. After these explanations, Tendulkar has advised Kohli to watch out the clock.