Seasoned wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha has last featured for India in the two-match Test series against New Zealand in December 2021. Since then, the veteran cricketer, who was hoping to be involved in the Indian squad for the fifth rescheduled Test against England, is yet to make an appearance for his national side.
The 37-year-old Wriddhiman Saha, who had a decent IPL season this year with the champions Gujarat Titans, had hoped that the selectors would consider him for Birmingham Test.
In an interview, Saha said, “The Indian team told me in February that they wanted to look beyond me. After performing well in the IPL, I thought they would consider me for the Birmingham Test against England. Had they considered me for a Test recall, things could’ve been different. Everything is in the hands of the selectors. I hold no grudges against anyone and completely respect their decision.”
Wriddhiman Saha revealed that he wasn’t disappointed with his exclusion in the Indian Test squad. “In professional sports, you should never be bothered about what others think of you. You’re still a kid if you sit in a corner and sob just because some people didn’t appreciate you. I always give my best to whichever team I play for,” he said.
Wriddhiman Saha has recently signed for Tripura cricket team as player-cum-mentor for the 2022-23 domestic season after playing for Bengal cricket team for over 15 years.
“I enjoy taking responsibility and Tripura were keen on giving me added responsibility. Plus, I have some post-retirement plans and I think the mentor’s role at Tripura will help me gain some experience on that front. I want to share my cricket knowledge with as many people as possible,” said Wriddhiman Saha.