After a 22-month break, Wriddhiman Saha made an impressive comeback to the Indian side, and through he couldn’t do much with the bat, he was superlative with the gloves behind the stumps. He was chosen to keep wickets ahead of young Rishabh Pant, who in Saha’s absence had done well with the bat, but his wicket-keeping skills were below average.
During the tour of the Rainbow Nation, Saha suffered from a shoulder injury. He had a figure injury during the IPL 2018, and after having surgery to fix both injuries, he was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Pant is still the first-choice keeper in the ODIs and T20Is, despite his visible struggle with the bat and poor glove work. MS Dhoni’s career is coming to an end in the white-ball cricket. Saha, on the other hand, said he’d like to play for the Men in Blue, and he is ready to grab the opportunity with both hands.
“I enjoy playing the shorter format the most,” says Wriddhiman
Saha was quoted by Firstpost as saying, “Honestly speaking, I enjoy playing the shorter format the most. I am ready to deliver whenever I get a chance to play for India at any stage. So I am still prepared to play limited-overs cricket for India if the opportunity comes.”
When asked about India’s first Day-Night Test to be played at the Eden Gardens, his home ground, against Bangladesh beginning on November 22, he replied, “We will have to face the challenge of playing under the lights. I have played in a club match under lights, but this will be an international match. Last time it was a Kookaburra ball and this time it will be an SG ball and hence we will see a major difference. Also, dew can create a problem for the bowlers. For ‘keeping, more than dew, the visibility of the pink-ball can be an issue.”
Saha also said that he is concentrating on remaining fitter for long periods because he can’t regret the time he has lost due to previous injuries. He knows a 20-year-old’s recovery time would be quicker than that of a 35-year-old for the same type of injury.