Wriddhiman Saha didn’t establish himself as a permanent wicketkeeper-batsman for India. He faced tough competition during his playing days. Eventually, he lost his place in the Indian cricket team as the selectors were adamant to keep Rishabh Pant as the primary choice.
In fact, Rishabh Pant made a real case for himself as an aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman. He also chipped in with productive knocks for Team India in the longest format. Moreover, he grabbed his opportunity with both hands.
As a result, Wriddhiman Saha lost his place in the Indian cricket team. He also retired from international cricket recently. Meanwhile, he is currently plying his trade for Gujarat Titans in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
The veteran cricketer slammed the claims that he is a red-ball specialist. He further added that despite not having the physique of someone like MS Dhoni or Andre Russell, he is still a useful player in the limited-overs format owing to his fearless approach.
Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Saha said: “Don’t know why some people say I’m not a shorter-format player. But on my part, I’ve always liked to play shorter formats since my early years. I may not be having the physique of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Andre Russell or Chris Gayle. But the potential I have, I can make use of the Powerplay with my fearless attitude. And I’ve done that.”
Saha’s recent remarks went viral on the internet. His comments didn’t go well with MS Dhoni as the fans launched a scathing attack on Saha for comparing himself to MS Dhoni.