Wriddhiman Saha breaks silence on his future plans as a domestic cricketer
Senior Indian wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha broke his silence on his future regarding the domestic circuit. Confirming that he won’t represent Bengal in the current edition despite being selected in the squad for the knockout stage, Saha said he is in talks with multiple associations but hasn’t finalised his destination yet.
Notably, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) tried its level best but could not change Saha’s mind. The veteran stumper was annoyed with the comments made by a CAB official questioning the right-hander’s commitment to Bengal cricket last year.
Saha, who debuted for Bengal back in 2007, said he was ‘very sad’ to take this decision after playing for the state for nearly 15 years. The 37-year-old stated that it is always disappointing to see people raising questions about your integrity. Saha said he had never faced such a thing in the past and now has made up his mind to not play for Bengal.
“For me, too, it is a very sad feeling that I have to go through something like this after playing for Bengal for so long. It is disappointing that people make such comments and question your integrity. As a player, I had never faced such a thing in the past, but now that it has happened, even I need to (move on),” said Saha, as quoted by Sportstar.
“Since I had made up my mind that I won’t play for Bengal, I had informed (the Cricket Association of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya) over the phone. But I will meet him in person and finalise the formalities. I have spoken to a lot of people, but no decision has been taken yet. There is still time left for next season…” added Saha.
Saha has represented Bengal in 122 first-class matches and has scored 6423 runs with the help of 13 hundreds and 38 half-centuries. The Shaktigarh-born cricketer has also played 102 List A games for Bengal, in which he has scored 2762 runs, including two tons and 19 fifties.
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