Ravichandran Ashwin Heaps Praise on Wriddhiman Saha, Calls Him The Best
Team India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has made a great return to the Test side. He has looked confident behind the stumps and was brilliant with the glove work considering the nature of the wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin heaped praise on Saha saying that he is one of the best around.
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Meanwhile, the return was not easy for the Bengal wicket-keeper. Away from the Test side for almost 18 months, Rishabh Pant has made the spot his own. Although there was an iota of doubt with his wicket-keeping skills, Pant took the storm with his batting skills. He scored centuries in England and Australia to stake the claim.
Wriddhiman Saha made a return during the West Indies series but didn’t get a game. Rishabh Pant played in all the two Tests but struggled with the bat and his wicket-keeping skills were also under the scanner. And with India returning to their home soil, Virat Kohli and the management preferring a genuine wicket-keeper opened the gates for Saha.Ravichandran Ashwin. Credit: BCCI
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The 34-year-old cricketer immediately made an impact in Visakhapatnam as he gave a few byes and grabbed a few stunning catches. He got better with time and in Pune, Wriddhiman Saha was at his usual best. He grabbed two stunning catches to provide breakthroughs and also had a safe pair of hands.
Speaking at the end of day three’s play, Ravichandran Ashwin heaped praise on Saha calling him one of the best in business.
“It’s a no-brainer to say that Saha is one of the best going around. I have hardly seen him miss anything from the rough and today you saw how he took Rabada’s (missed) cover drive. It just indicates what good set of hands he has got,” said Ashwin.Wriddhiman Saha celebrates a wicket. Credit: BCCI
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Echoing the words of skipper Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin also said that Wriddhiman Saha has great composure. The off-spinner, who is also having a good time with the ball, also spoke about Saha contribution with the bat which helps the side in the lower-order.
“Saha has also got great composure too and you can’t really rule him out with the bat either. He has had some handy contributions for the team. He is a great character and great keeper to have in the team,” Ashwin concluded.