"Obviously we wanted to get a feel of pink-ball cricket". Adelaide has since gone on to host two more day-night Test matches, while the Gabba in Brisbane has been the stage for two day-nighters in Australia.
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"Because then you are losing out on that nervousness of the first session in the morning".
Till the time cricket is played in India, Eden Gardens will always have a special place in every Indian's heart as it has provided us with some great memories and come Friday it will add another glorious chapter to the history of Indian cricket.
A striking spectacle is planned for the start of the Test on Friday - it is also Bangladesh's pink ball debut - with Bangladesh Prime Minister and the local chief minister set to begin proceedings by ringing the stadium bell.
The second Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata will be a day-night affair - partly played under floodlights, and with a pink ball rather than red for better visibility.
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The biggest challenge however would be for the fielders, said Kohli.
"It really felt like that on the hand and it's definitely because of the extra glaze of the ball". So the twilight hours, dusk seems to do a little bit more. "How in the slips the ball hit your hand so hard, it nearly felt like a heavy hockey ball", Kohli said. "Even the throws took a lot more effort to reach the keeper".
"The one thing that surprised me was the fielding sessions". It is very exciting for us as the energy will be very high.
Bangladesh counterpart Mominul Haque agreed with Kohli's assessment of the ball. Head coach Russell Domingo too spent a lot of time trying to make the batsmen understand that they need to play the dead defense instead of keeping their body weight on the back trying to defend the ball as that will have more chances of picking up an edge.
"Because of the shine and hardness, the pink ball flies faster".
"I think in India we have one big factor, which is dew, (for) which something will have to (be done)", said Kohli.
Both teams have been practicing hard to get used to the pink ball's characteristics.