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I got regular chances only after MS Dhoni retired: Wriddhiman Saha

By Bet Barter

May 27, 2021

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha claimed that he got to play for India regularly only after the retirement of MS Dhoni. SRH batsman Wriddhiman Saha is one of the best players when it comes to the purest format of the game.

Virat Kohli praised Saha and called him the best wicket-keeper in the world. However, Saha's career has been outshined by the legendary batsman MS Dhoni. The former Indian skipper kept the Test specialist waiting in the wings throughout his playing days with the Indian cricket team.

After the retirement of MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha managed to earn a regular spot in the Test squad. Saha had made his Test debut back in the year 2010, but the Bengal batsman had to wait for another two years to play his second Test. MS Dhoni retired from Tests in 2014, and this made way for Saha to play more Tests for the team. Saha also recently talked bout playing in the same era as MS Dhoni. He stated that everyone knew the former India captain would be playing every match for the country when he was around.

I have given my 100 percent whenever I got the chance: Saha

The 36-year-old said he did not get to play regular games for team India until Dhoni retired from Tests as he was kept waiting for the opportunities. Nonetheless, Saha mentioned that is was not complaining and felt he gave his 100 percent when the chances came his way. 

Wriddhiman Saha has so far featured in 38 Tests for India. In those, he has scored 1251 runs with three tons and five fifties. The Bengal batsman has also featured in nine ODIs for the Indian cricket team and has scored 41 runs. The wicket-keeper batsman is also a part of India's squad for the forthcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England. The Bengal batsman is set to join his teammates, who will quarantine in Mumbai before leaving for England in the month of June. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has issued a strict warning to its players traveling to England over Covid-19 precautions. If any player tests positive for the virus, he will be ruled out of the upcoming England tour.

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