‘A political victim.’ ‘You were discarded because you did not fit into any specific group,’ says one ex-India wicketkeeper to Saha.

The entry related to which many people were very excited was Wriddhiman Saha after he played consistently well in one season of IPL leading Kings XI Punjab to the finals of IPL.

The entry related to which many people were very excited was Wriddhiman Saha after he played consistently well in one season of IPL leading Kings XI Punjab to the finals of IPL. However, he failed to perform the same way for the Indian team and thus, was dropped out by the team taking Rishabh Pant in. According to sources, Saha has opted out of the Ranji Trophy for Bengal after being informed that his time with the Indian cricket team has come to an end.

When MS Dhoni retired, Saha stepped in for the next four or five years before Rishabh Pant and his brilliance took over. Saha collected 92 catches and impacted 12 stumps in 40 Tests, while scoring 1353 runs with the bat, including three centuries and six fifties. It wasn’t that Saha was not a good batter but it can be said that the player who replaced him was more flamboyant than him. Kirmani told Saha that he was dropped because of politics as he wasn’t a part of any group. He supported him stating that Saha is the best wicketkeeper even at the age of 37, he got replace only because Pant is an aggressive batsman.

 

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