Rohit Sharma: Playing day/night Test in Kolkata will be ‘great experience’
It will be a momentous occasion on November 22 when Virat Kohli and his men step on to the ground to play in India’s first-ever day/night Test.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has already promised that it will be a “fantastic event”. Preparations have already begun in Kolkata.
When asked about the historic Test, on Thursday (October 31), Rohit said, “It will be exciting. I don't know about the boys, but I have played with a pink ball in Duleep Trophy. It was a great experience. It will be like same in Kolkata. We will try to perform better to get 60 points in that match.”
The 32-year-old opening batsman said he did not get the time to assess the situation when asked about Delhi's pollution.
Amid deteriorating air quality in Delhi, the first T20I of the three-match series between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to play on November 3.
"I have just landed and didn't get the time to see/assess what it's like in Delhi. The information I have is that the match is scheduled for November 3 and it will happen on the same day. I don't know what decision has been taken," Rohit, who will lead India in the three-match T20I series, said.
Kohli has been rested for the matches and Rohit will take charge. The Mumbai batsman said it is an honour to lead the country.
"It is an honour to lead team India. Whenever I am appointed as captain I look forward to setting a benchmark," Rohit said.
"I have known Dada (Sourav Ganguly) since long time. I have met him on various occasions and even played with him during my initial years. My last meeting with him was related to the team," he added.
India will take on Bangladesh in the first T20I at Arun Jaitley Stadium on November 3.
India's squad for T20I series against Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur.
(With inputs from ANI)