The whole nation woke up in excitement to see India take part in their first ever day-night test match. The fact that it was the first time India would use the pink leather ball, instead of red, made it even more interesting.
Kolkata: Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee arrived at Eden Gardens, earlier today; India & Bangladesh are playing the first day-night test match in India. #PinkBallTest pic.twitter.com/6thvMUScBL— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2019
But adding to those factors were a few more reasons, which made the crowd go gaga.
Having Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman among other greats in the same stadium can give goosebumps even to casual cricket fans.
Its been more than 6 years since he retired from cricket but the chant never gets old… Never will …Sachin Sachin for life ❤️️ #PinkBallTest pic.twitter.com/iLdbNHFnbZ— R A T N I $ H (@LoyalSachinFan) November 22, 2019
Tendulkar who was without a doubt the greatest batsman of his generation, humbly accepted the crowd’s applause and for a moment it felt like he went into a sweet nostalgic flashback, savouring the sweetness of every memory he had given to millions of fans.
Safe to say, even though it has been a while since Sachin hung his gloves he will still be adored, loved and cheered on. Just like he was today at Eden Gardens.