Ever since former wicketkeeper and captain of India MS Dhoni decided to retire from Test cricket back in 2014 against Australia, Wriddhiman Saha has efficiently become his successor in whites.
Cricket news: Saha has not been told a ‘no’ yet from the management
Since Dhoni was an indispensable member of the team, Saha has got limited opportunities when Dhoni was playing for the team.
However the current year has been the worst for Saha’s career since he last played for his country in India’s tour of South Africa. The 33-year-old player has since then missed the series against Afghanistan, England and the Windies.
Now it seems that he fit miss the series against Australia as well. This all has happened because he underwent a shoulder surgery in Manchester back in August. However he is still optimistic about playing in the Australia series.
“There is still a lot of time. The West Indies series has just started. See, I haven’t been told a ‘no’ yet. This is how I would like to think about it. The idea is to get fitter as soon as I can,” Saha was quoted as saying in Sportstar.
Saha did not play the second Test during India’s matches in the Rainbow Nation since he sustained a hamstring injury. Moreover he also complained about injuring his shoulder.
He injured his thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Since then he has been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
He has last played his competitive game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against the Kolkata Knight Riders and since then his career has come into the doldrums.