Dhoni doesn’t believe in sledging opposition batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha

Vastavam web: Wriddhiman Saha wears his reticence like a badge of honor and, quite like his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, doesn’t believe in sledging opposition batsmen as most wicketkeepers are wont to.”I haven’t seen MS Dhoni sledge ever. So it is not compulsory that you have to sledge. Sometimes (in order to unsettle opposition), we can twist things and say like the pitch is poor, or you have played a poor shot. That much is fine,” said Saha, when asked about his take on sledging.

He loves being under the radar and is happy when his performance makes an impact in result.”My childhood coach Jayanta Bhowmick used to tell me that if I do well then automatically your name will be prominent in selection circles. He told me not to play for myself but for the team whenever you get even small opportunity keep contributing to the team’s cause. I have tried to do that only. Even now I am only trying to do well for the team and if my contribution is there I will be very satisfied,” he added.

“I am just being told that this is my 100th first-class match. I didn’t know. It is a milestone but I will try playing as long as possible,” he said.Coming from North Bengal’s Siliguri, once the cradle of state’s table tennis, Saha was an outsider when he shifted base to Kolkata. He used to play for Shambazar Club and then for Kalighat in the first division league, stay in a shack in Central Kolkata’s Koley Market with other club cricketers.”My aim was to keep performing consistently in my keeping and batting. I was doing that so I got selected for Bengal and then got a national call-up.”