India vs South Africa: Wriddhiman Saha Reveals Secret Behind Brilliant Wicket-Keeping Performance

Updated: 13 October 2019 18:41 IST

Wriddhiman Saha revealed how practice session with India fast bowlers and trainers helped him deliver a brilliant performance behind the stumps in Pune.

India vs South Africa: Wriddhiman Saha Reveals Secret Behind Brilliant Wicket-Keeping Performance
Wriddhiman Saha was brilliant behind the stumps in Pune Test vs South Africa. © AFP

Wriddhiman Saha marked his return to the Test set-up with a brilliant wicket-keeping performance in the Pune against South Africa. Wriddhiman Saha, who was preferred over Rishabh Pant in the first-two Tests against South Africa, took two brilliant catches behind the stumps to prove his mettle. Even India skipper Virat Kohli was in all praise for Wriddhiman Saha during the post-match interview and said, "Saha was back to his best". Wriddhiman Saha credited India's fast bowling trio Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami for helping him during the practice and also credited trainers to help him maintain his fitness level.

"Actually prep-wise, Umesh, Ishant and Shami bowl at me, and we practice that way, they give me some really good practice with the moving ball," Saha said.

"Our trainers help us out with stretches, ice-baths, and we are trained for the match-day really well, so credit to them for my fitness as well as my wicket-keeping performance," he added.

The India vs South Africa Test series is Wriddhiman Saha's first in 22 months. In the Pune Test, Saha grabbed his opportunity with both the hands and proved he's still one of the finest wicket-keepers in the longest format of the game.

Saha has featured in 34 Tests for India. He has scored 1185 Test runs at an average of 30.38 with the help of three centuries and five half-centuries.

The 34-year-old also has 82 catches and 10 stumpings to his name in the longest format.

Highlights
  • Saha marked his return to the Test set-up with a brilliant wicket-keeping
  • Saha has featured in 34 Tests for India
  • He has scored 1185 Test runs at an average of 30.38
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