Indian Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has made a stunning comeback from his long injury spell. He has gone and hit a century for Bengal in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Wednesday.
However after scoring that century he has dedicated that to IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The pilot was caught by the Pakistani army after they shot down two Indian jets.
The tension between both the countries is rising after the Pulwama attack. A video became viral where Abhinandan was seen beaten by Pakistani mob before he was taken away by the army.
Later another video came out which saw Abhinandan drinking tea and saying that he is been treated well. The whole country is now praying for his safety and desperately seeking for the IAF pilot to return home soon.
Meanwhile Wriddhiman has come up with a heartwarming gesture for Abhinandan. Saha came back after battling injuries for over a year with a brilliant century against Arunachal Pradesh.
The Bengal-star scored a 129-run knock which helped his team to overpower Arunachal by 107 runs. After the game ended, Wriddhi took to Twitter and dedicated his knock to the IAF pilot.
“Thank You everyone for your wishes for my today’s knock. This innings is very special to me and I dedicate this inning to India’s brave son AIF Wing Commander Abhinandan. I pray that he returns to India, safe. Jai Hind,” his tweet read.
More Articles Related To Cricket:
No competition with Pant : Wriddhiman
Wriddhi will hope that his recent century might help him to make a comeback in the Test team also. His place has now been captured by youngster Rishabh Pant. The Delhi-born cricketer has almost sealed his place by scoring centuries in both England and Australia.
Since the South Africa tour last year, Wriddhi hasn’t been part of the national team. However he recently insisted that he has no competition with Pant. Saha only believes in his own performances.
“Rishabh got his chance when I was out and just like anyone would look to grab their chance with both hands he did the same. I don’t look at him as my competition, in fact when he came to the NCA we spent a lot of time together which was nice. We hardly spoke about performances and selection,” Saha said in an interview to CricketNext.