Saha, who made his Test debut way back in 2010, said unlike Virat Kohli, who keeps his stardom aside when he is with his fellow teammates, senior cricketers weren’t that approachable when he broke into the Indian team.
“In the dressing room, he is one of us. When I joined the team years ago, I saw all the stalwarts. I was a junior then and it wasn’t always easy to approach them. It is very easy to access Kohli. He keeps his stardom aside when he is with his fellow teammates,” Wriddhiman Saha told the Times of India.
Saha also recounted the moment when he was awarded his maiden Test cap by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
The Bengal stumper was handed a last-minute Test debut after Rohit Sharma injured himself in the lead-up to the Nagpur Test against South Africa in February 2010.
“When I debuted, there were Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and many other legends in the team, along with Sachin. It was Sachin who gave me his cap – the debut cap. That way, he will always remain very special to me.” he added.
Wriddhiman Saha will be turning up for the SunRisers Hyderabad in the upcoming edition of the IPL. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman opened up about the challenges of playing in the Covid world.
“It’s not easy. Now that I will join my team, I will have to stay isolated for a week. There will be three COVID-19 tests conducted back-to-back on the second, fifth and seventh day. Once we clear that, we will be able to meet, greet and start our practice together,” he said.