Bangalore: The red SG Test cricket balls, which are used for international and first-class matches in India, have again come under the scanner after R Ashwin expressed his preference for the Kookaburra balls.
On Saturday, the South African first innings saw two ball changes in the seventh and 35th over respectively as the SG Test ball went out of shape. Similarly, when India batted, there was a ball change after the end of 15th over.
"I don't want to pick on a brand and get into trouble. I think the same ball (SG Test) that I bowled in first-class, is not the same (anymore). There is definitely a change as lot of balls are going out of shape. At this point of time, I seemed to be enjoying the Kookaburra a lot more," Ashwin said.