Wriddhiman Saha reveals the toughest bowler to stand up to and other secrets

Wriddhiman Saha recently answered 25 quick-fire questions.

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Wriddhiman Saha has more or less cemented his spot in the playing XI of the Test side. While he was the first choice wicketkeeper in the team after MS Dhoni’s retirement, a spate of injuries last year coupled with Rishabh Pant’s fine performance in Australia and England saw him briefly lose his place in the playing eleven.

But India recalled him into the playing XI at the start of the ongoing home season and Saha has once again cemented his spot in the team. While he did not get much chance with the bat, he left a lasting impression with his wicketkeeping. He is likely to be the first choice when India tour New Zealand early next year. With the conditions in New Zealand not going to be easy, India are more than likely to have Saha behind the stumps.


Saha, nonetheless, recently fractured his right ring finger during the Kolkata Test against Bangladesh and underwent successful surgery in Mumbai this week. He will start his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru soon. He is expected to be fully fit in just over a month.

Wriddhiman Saha spilt the beans on his teammates:

Wriddhiman Saha recently answered 25 quick-fire questions asked by ESPNCricinfo and as usual, the questions were related to the cricketer’s likes, dislikes and his teammates. Saha was also asked some interesting questions. One of the most interesting ones was the most difficult bowler to stand up to. And while many would have expected Saha to name one of his current India teammates, he picked his state teammate and former India pacer Ashok Dinda.

In another question, he was asked to pick one between Ravichandran Ashwin and Rashid Khan in terms of the one who is difficult to pick. Saha has played ample cricket with both the spinners. While he has played with Ashwin in the Test side, he has shared the field with Rashid for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

He also revealed that Mohammed Shami has the worst taste in music among the players while he is the worst dancer. Saha further picked up his two fifties against New Zealand in the 2016 Eden Gardens Test as his best batting performance till date.

Here is the entire interview: