The veteran Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has revealed his future plans and quashed all the talks of retirement anytime soon. The senior-wicketkeeper batter has been dropped from the national side citing his age and India’s plans to groom youngsters. However, the Bengal wicketkeeper is still looking to sweat it out in domestic cricket despite almost negligible chances to get picked in the Tests for India again.
Wriddhiman Saha has made his intentions clear of playing domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League going forward. The right-handed batter is coming off a successful IPL season with Gujarat Titans, where he helped his side to win the title by playing some vital knocks at the top.
“I just want to spend some quality time with my family,” says Wriddhiman Saha
“Since it has been officially made clear by the Indian team management that I won’t get picked, my main focus will be on domestic cricket – if and when I play – and then of course IPL,” said Saha as quoted by Hindustan Times.
He further added that he will be looking to utilize the time by spending it more with his family and also dismissed any possibility to play the county cricket.
“No, no. As it is, it is difficult to devote time to the family, so I just want to spend some quality time with them now,” concluded Wriddhiman Saha.
Since the retirement of MS Dhoni in 2014, the veteran wicketkeeper was a vital part of the India red-ball setup. However, the emergence of Rishabh Pant in Test cricket has pushed the Bengal wicketkeeper back in the pecking order.
Wriddhiman Saha last featured in the Indian Test playing XI against New Zealand in late 2021. However, now the senior wicketkeeper has been dropped from the side against for the English tour as Rishabh Pant has been selected as the main gloveman, while KS Bharat has been picked as his deputy.