‘Thought they would consider me for Birmingham Test…’: Wriddhiman Saha on his India return

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has seen many ups and downs in his professional life this year. He was dropped from the Indian Test set-up, which is the only format to date, and then had to pull out of Bengal. Cricket His commitment with the association was questioned. Meanwhile, he had an immoral encounter with a renowned sports journalist, which greatly affected his time off the field.

Recently Saha found a new destination in his cricket career. The 37-year-old joined the Tripura cricket team as a mentor and a player, and improved to 2. were expectingRa Turn.

In a recent conversation with Sportskeeda, Saha spoke about a range of issues that have revolved around him recently. One of them was his non-selection for the rescheduled fifth Test against England in Birmingham.

Asked if the cricketer has given up hope of a comeback, Saha said, “The Indian team told me in February that they want to look beyond me. After doing well in the IPL, I thought they would play against England.” Will consider me for Birmingham Test.

“If they had considered me for the Test recall, things could have been different. Everything is in the hands of the selectors. I have no complaints against anyone and I fully respect their decision.”

Saha was heartbroken when CAB joint secretary Devvrat Das questioned his commitment to Bengal cricket. The latter is currently traveling to the United Kingdom as the manager of Team India.

“afterwards [Das] Made this comment, I asked Avishek Dalmiya to do something about it. However, the CAB took no action and was rewarded in return. It means no one paid heed to my request,” said Saha.

“The matter was not so serious that it could not be resolved. I never thought that I would have to leave Bengal someday. But when I did not get any response from the cab, I felt that I had no dignity left. I’ve always played this game with a lot of passion and commitment, so it hurt me even more.”

Saha, a veteran of 40 Tests and 122 first-class games, was one of the top performers for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022. He played 11 games and scored 317 runs at a strike rate of 122.39.

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