Indian Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha turns into weather forecaster

Wriddhiman Saha turned into a weather forecaster on the first day of the rain-affected Test sharing weather details with his team.

Wriddhiman Saha of India
Wriddhiman Saha of India. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for ECB)

The India vs Sri Lanka series faced a hiccup yesterday when the first Test encounter at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata was hindered due to torrential rain in the city. The venue witnessed heavy downpour even before the first ball of the game was bowled, which forced the players to vacate the field. The match did commence later but the first day could witness only 11.5 overs with India reeling at 17/3.

The city was cursed with unending rain on the eve of the tie too with more light showers predicted by the weather department in the next 48 hours. The rain threat coupled with the fact that the Men in Blue thrashed the Islanders at their home across all formats of the game also resulted in depleted ticket sales.


Indian Test team wicketkeeper and local boy Wriddhiman Saha turned into a weather forecaster on the first day of the rain-affected Test on Thursday. In a video shared by the official Twitter account of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Saha was seen speaking to skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. He appeared to be giving some suggestions on wind direction and where the rain was coming from.

You can see the video below

Match details

Overcast conditions coupled with bad light prompted the umpires to call off the first day. Day 1 culminated with Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal rattling India’s top order sending back Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and Kohli. He ended the day with mind-boggling figures of 0/3 from 6 overs.

The second day’s play (today) began earlier to make up for the time lost on Day 1 but the rain gods had other plans. After 20 overs of play, the rains yet again halted the game and forced an early lunch break for the teams. The first session of Day 2 saw India score 74/5 in 32.5 overs before the covers came on. Eventually, the day was called off without another ball being bowled.