File pic of Wriddhiman Saha.© AFP
India wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha has come out all weapons blazing after being dropped from the Indian group for the two-match Take a look at collection towards Sri Lanka, beginning on March 4. Saha, who has been out and in of the Indian group in latest instances with Rishabh Pant cementing his place within the Take a look at enjoying XI, mentioned that he was advised by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly that “so long as I am right here (helming the BCCI), you’d be within the group”.
Saha revealed that Ganguly congratulated him following his combating knock of 61 within the first Take a look at towards New Zealand in Kanpur in November.
“After scoring 61 towards New Zealand at Kanpur, Dadi (Ganguly) congratulated me over WhatsApp and talked about, ‘So long as I am right here (helming the BCCI), you’d be within the group’. Such a message from the BCCI president actually boosted my confidence. What I am struggling to grasp is that how issues have modified so quick,” Saha advised The Sunday Specific after the India squad for the house collection towards Sri Lanka was introduced.
In a digital press-conference, chief selector Chetan Sharma introduced the Take a look at and T20I squads for the collection towards Sri Lanka.
Rohit Sharma was named India Take a look at captain whereas veteran gamers like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Saha discovered no place within the group.
In response to information company PTI, Saha revealed that the group administration headed by head coach Rahul Dravid had advised him to consider “retirement” as he will not be thought of for choice henceforth.
“The group administration had advised me that I’d not be thought of henceforth. I couldn’t inform this as long as I used to be a part of the India group setup,” Wriddhiman was quoted as saying by PTI on Saturday.
“Even coach Rahul Dravid advised that I take into consideration taking retirement,” he added.
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