Twitterati praises Wriddhiman Saha for his amazing keeping
To add to that, Saha’s experience has also helped Kohli in taking DRS calls correctly.
Updated - Oct 13, 2019 4:30 pm
The Indian team management decided to go with the experience of Wriddhiman Saha in the 3-match Freedom Trophy Test series against South Africa at home, despite having the much talented and exciting young Rishabh Pant in the wings. Kohli backed Saha given his experience of keeping on the bouncy and spinning tracks in India and something that Pant has lacked.
Saha made his comeback into the Indian team after more than a year having injured his shoulder on the tour of South Africa in 2018 and then sustaining another finger injury in the IPL that year. He then had surgery on his troublesome shoulder and since then Pant replaced him on the tour to England and with his fearless stroke-play, including centuries in England and Australia and a couple 92 against West Indies in the two-Test series, established himself as the first-choice stumper.
Wriddhiman Saha weaving his magic with the keeping gloves
However, his glove-work is something in progress and he seemed lacking when it came to keeping on tracks in the West Indies and this led to India going back to 34-year-old Saha, who is considered to be the best wicketkeeper in the world by many and backed by statistics. His work in the second Test match in Pune has been amazing given his brilliant catch down the leg-side to remove Theunis de Bruyn and then his juggling effort to take the catch to send Faf du Plessis back has shown why he is rated so highly amongst his peers.
His brilliant glove-work on a pitch that has invariable bounce has shown his expertise and the same thing was on display in the first Test at Vizag as well. He took a brilliant catch diving in front of the slips and shown that he had regained his full fitness. Though he hasn’t got many chances to bat with Jadeja going ahead of him, he has done his primary job of keeping to the best and has been lauded by commentators and his teammates for his work ethics.
To add to that, Saha’s experience has also helped Kohli in taking DRS calls correctly. Rishabh Pant had struggled with this aspect of the game and most of his calls proved to be wrong, leaving India with wasted reviews. However, Saha has got much praise from the Indian fans as well, who took to Twitter and lauded the efforts of the India and Bengal wicketkeeper.
Here are the tweets on Saha:
— AjayTarak 🇮🇳 (@TheAjayTarak) October 13, 2019
Wriddhiman Saha proves yet again that while a generalist or jack of all trades will serve you well on normal situation, under extreme conditions it is always better to field a specialist. Good job by one of the safest pair of gloves in World Cricket.
— Rakesh Kumar Singh (@Rakeshjeeinc) October 13, 2019
I've seen the light. We're Wriddhiman Saha FC now! #INDvsSA
— Parag (@Parag96897) October 13, 2019
— “milan” (@milan_says) October 13, 2019
— ✨ Karen D’souza ✨ (@karenvdsouza) October 13, 2019
— Virat kantha@18 (@SreekanthGowda5) October 13, 2019
No doubt that wriddhiman saha is the best keeper in the world right now ! Not saying this because he took those catches , The best regardless – period ! @Wriddhipops
— Lal Saurabh Vikram S (@lal_saurabh) October 13, 2019
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the most underrated wicket keeper. #INDvSA
— Subhasis Martha (@martha_subhasis) October 13, 2019
— Narendra Modi 2.0 (@BabaNamoNamo) October 13, 2019
WRIDDHIMAN SAHA# wonderful come back in team pic.twitter.com/knKRMmDZJp
— Deepak birua (@Deepakbirua7) October 13, 2019
— rohan yadav (@ry_rohan) October 13, 2019
Wriddhiman Saha is the best wicket keeper in the world right now
— Lavish Sharda (@LavishSharda) October 13, 2019
— A_man_Haria (@AmanApr93) October 13, 2019
— Manikandan1993 (@Manikandan400) October 13, 2019
Match of comebacks. Umesh. Ashwin. And have to give immense credit to Wriddhiman Saha. Absolute monster behind the wickets. #INDvSA
— Sam~wise (@Samy_sayz) October 13, 2019
Give man of the match to wriddhiman Saha !!!! #INDvsSA
— Nikhil gujarathi (@dudenik03) October 13, 2019