India was under big confusion ahead of their first Test against South Africa. They had Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant as the first choice wicketkeepers in the squad but who will play was a big headache for the team management. Pant had already got many chances in the limited over format but Wriddhiman Saha was coming back after recovering from his injury as well as he recently performed well for India A.
And Indian skipper Virat Kohli cleared it a day before the match that Wriddhiman Saha will play the first Test instead of Pant and according to him 34-year-old is the best wicketkeeper in the world. Now, the former Indian captain has laid his opinion over the Chennai born gloveman.
Dada opines over Wriddhiman Saha wicketkeeping
Sourav Ganguly thinks that India should look forward and concentrate on one wicketkeeper in Test to avoid any type of confusion. but feels that Indian skipper Virat Kohli has to take the last call over his preference. However, Dada also feels the same as Virat Kohli said earlier in the conference that Saha is currently the best gloveman available in all conditions, “He (Saha) is our own boy… He is the best wicketkeeper in the world. Rishabh has also been very successful. Now, it’s a call Kohli has to take, whom he wants to play in the long term,” former Indian cricketer said as quoted by India Today.
When he was asked about Mayank Agarwal and his future, he is still not sure over the youngster over the basis of just one brilliant knock, Dada wants to see the Karnataka batsman sustain his form at least for one year, “The problem is we come to conclusions very quickly. With one hundred we will say he’s your first choice opener and so on. But with a couple of failures, you would say otherwise. This has to stop,” he added.
In the running first Test match, Mayank Agarwal went onto score his maiden double ton in his international career and he also partnered Rohit Sharma in a record partnership of 317 runs whereas Saha didn’t have a great Test match as he scored just only 21 runs and dropped an important catch of Dean Elgar in the early thirties after which he registered his first-ever century against India.