I enjoy keeping to Ashwin, Jadeja: Saha

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 9, 2017

In a recent interview, Indian wicketkeeper Wrddhiman Saha revealed how the team narrows down on whether to take DRS or not.

"I haven't seen MS Dhoni sledge ever". "Four byes on that sort of pitch speaks volumes of the kind of ability he has".

Saha was at his best on a tricky surface and he explained how naturally his technique came to him."It is a basic", said Saha talking about the importance of getting up at the right time.

Saha said he enjoyed keeping to spinners on hard pitches because it keeps him on his toes and helps him stay focused on the job. But Saha has been nothing short of extraordinary in the last couple of seasons. "He's very safe behind the stumps and he's been outstanding", Kohli added. "What I have done is for the team and I haven't thought about it actually that I want to be the best in the world".

But Saha was like Superman behind the stumps, latching on to each and every ball, even the ones which took off from a good length.

"I have been learning from childhood that you have to get up with the bounce of the ball, but on this track there was more bounce so I got up a fraction earlier". "I enjoy keeping to him on such wickets", he said when asked about his keeping to Ravindra Jadeja.

The 32-year-old, who represents Bengal in the domestic circuit, also insisted that it was important for a wicketkeeper to keep his concentration and focus all the time, especially on a turning wicket.

Saha had to wait for long to prove his mettle as a wicket-keeper as Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran the show for the Indian Team. It wasn't until the former India captain announced his retirement from Tests after the Melbourne tie of the same series that Saha became a permanent fixture in the 11.

Wriddhiman Saha has stated that he doesn't believe in sledging just like his predecessor MS Dhoni.

But technically Saha is nearly flawless and his athleticism and agility is what makes him better than the rest. Having kept wickets all his life at the Eden Gardens and against quality spinners in first class cricket, Saha has evolved into a wicketkeeper who is a cut above the rest.

And with the bat, he averages over 33 in 27 Test matches with three hundreds and five half-centuries. We leave this point open to debate. At No. 6, 7 or 8, Saha mostly bats with the tail-enders but still manages to attack and defend according to the situation of the game.

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