The veteran Indian wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha played his last international game earlier this year in January this year against South Africa and now he is expecting to make a comeback to the cricketing field at the end of December this year. Saha missed the most of international cricket in 2018 due to a shoulder injury he sustained in South Africa.
Meanwhile, the young Rishabh Pant has done a decent job in whatever limited opportunities he has got in the absence of Saha. He played a good hand in England before proving his worth against Windies at home. However, the youngster will face the real Test when Pant gets on the field against Australia at their home ground.
Speaking about his return to cricket to Times Now, Saha acknowledged admitted that he is eyeing a return in late December. However, he is not yet sure about it. He explained, “My fitness is improving by the day. About my expected return, it will probably be towards the end of December. But ultimately, there is the difference between ‘expected return’ and being match-fit. I will be sure about that only in mid or probably late December.”
Even on Wednesday, Saha took to Instagram posted a video in which he was seen practicing his wicket-keeping drills. His post read: “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”
Moreover, Wriddhiman went on to assert that his state team Bengal has been very supportive and has enquired about fitness. Talking about his comeback to the international cricket once again, the wicket-keeper admitted that he will concentrate on his performance.
Saha concluded, “Three to four players were contending for Dhoni bhai’s spot in the team but as I said before, it never took the form of a competition. Because everyone tries to do their best, and I was no exception. The rest is always up to the selectors. I would do the same thing now – rather than thinking about the outcome, I will focus on my performance.”