Kolkata: On the last day of the fourth Test played in Brisbane against Australia, Rishabh Pant played a historic innings and played a key role in winning the match for India and Team India won the series 2-1. Even after that, questions are being raised on his wicketkeeping skills.
Saha supported Pant
Experienced wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has answered the questions arising on Pant (Rishabh Pant). He said that this young player will gradually improve it in the same way that someone learns ‘algebra’.
Saha, considered the top wicketkeeper of the national team, said that he did not think that after Pant’s adventurous innings, the team’s doors would be closed for him. He will continue to do his best and wants to leave the selection team to the management.
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Saha (Wriddhiman Saha) praised Pant for playing an unbeaten 89 not out on the fifth day of the match in Gaba, saying, ‘Nobody learns algebra in the first grade. You always go one step ahead. Pant is doing his best and will definitely improve (wicketkeeping). He has always shown maturity and has proved himself. It is good for the Indian team for a long time ‘.
He said, ‘The spirit he showed after being out of the ODI and T20 formats is truly extraordinary’.
Saha and Pant are good friends
Wriddhiman Saha, who returned to India after winning the historic series in Australia, told PTI, ‘You can ask Pant, our relationship is friendly and we both help the finalists. There is no estrangement between us personally ‘.
He said, ‘I don’t see it as number one and two. He will do good in the team. I will keep doing my work. Selection is not in my hands, it depends on the management ‘.
After the Brisbane Test, Pant has been compared to the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni but Saha said, ‘Dhoni, Dhoni will remain and everyone has their own identity’.
Saha could have scored only nine and four in both innings of the day and night test played in Adelaide. During this time the Indian team was all out for just 36 runs in the second innings and after that Saha did not get a chance in the remaining three matches.
The 36-year-old wicket-keeper batsman said, ‘Anyone can go through a bad phase. A professional player always accepts good and poor performance, whether it is with form or with criticism.
He said, ‘I failed to score, so Pant got a chance. It is quite simple. I have always focused on improving my skills and never thought about my career. When I started playing cricket, my thinking is like this. I still have the same view.