Wriddhiman Saha is an Indian cricketer who plays for Bengal in domestic cricket and for India at the international level. Saha, a wicketkeeper and right-handed batsman, was born on October 24, 1984. The Bengali is the Indian Test team’s new first-choice wicketkeeper, having taken over the gloves after MS Dhoni’s retirement.
Wriddhiman is a fictional character created by Wriddhiman Before being called up for first-class cricket, Saha played his way up through the Bengal cricket ranks, featuring for the Under-19 and Under-22 teams. After daily wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta signed with the Indian Cricket League, Saha made his Ranji Trophy debut against Hyderabad in the 2006-07 season.
He became the 15th Bengal player to score a century on debut with an unbeaten 111. On several occasions, he has represented East Zone in national zonal competitions. In the 2009-10 Ranji season, Saha scored 318 runs in five games.
Saha was given the golden-black jersey of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the first three seasons of the IPL after putting in strong results in the domestic circuit.
IPL Auction in 2014 Kings XI Punjab bought Saha as a specialist wicketkeeper. Saha not only took some great catches during the tournament, but he also added with his bat. He batted 362 times with an average of 32.90 and a 145.38 strike rate. Saha’s best inning came against his former side, the Kolkata Knight Riders, in the IPL Final.With an unbeaten 115 runs from 55 deliveries, including 10 fours and eight sixes, Saha became the first player to score a century in an IPL final. However, Manish Pandey’s genius dominated his century, and Kings XI Punjab were unable to win the IPL trophy. In the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League, he was acquired by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 crores in December 2018. He will return to the same team for the 2020 season.
As a pure batsman, Saha made his Test debut against South Africa in Nagpur in 2010. He was named to the squad as a backup goalkeeper, but a freak injury to Rohit Sharma in the warm-up forced Saha to step in.
In the first innings, he went scoreless, but in the second, he hit 36 runs. India faced the second-highest number of balls in that innings (150) in an effort to avoid a poor situation, but they ultimately lost an innings. India lost the Test, and Saha was left out of the team for the second Test, which India won to even the series at two games apiece.
Saha’s second Test debut, against Australia in Adelaide in January 2012, came as a result of MS Dhoni’s suspension for a slow over pace.
He also travelled with the test squad to South Africa in December 2013, New Zealand in February 2014, and England in July 2014, but did not play.
Saha’s first Test century came in St. Lucia during India’s Caribbean tour; India had been put in to bat and were 126/5 at the time. Saha and Ashwin had a long working friendship. The Test was won by India. Since then, he’s added two more centuries and more than doubled his batting average. Saha became the third wicket-keeper in Indian cricket history to appear in six dismissals in a test innings in the first test against the West Indies. In the second Test against New Zealand in Kolkata in 2016, he was appointed Man of the Match after being just the third Indian wicket-keeper to score half-centuries in both innings of a Test match.
Saha made history in 2017 by being the first Indian wicketkeeper to score centuries both at home and abroad.
Wriddhiman Saha made his One-Day International debut against New Zealand in Guwahati on November 28, 2010. India scored 276 runs in their first innings, with Virat Kohli scoring a century. Saha was dropped to the bottom of the order and managed just 5 runs before being trapped by Andy McKay’s bowling. In ODIs, Saha never really got the long rope because MS Dhoni continued to play wicketkeeper batsman.
Wriddhiman Saha was born in Silliguri, West Bengal, on October 24, 1984, to Prasanta and Maitrayee Saha. Saha’s father was a West Bengal State Electricity Board employee. He has been married to Romi Saha since 2011, and they have a daughter named Avni, who was born in 2013.