Last Update on: February 27th, 2019 at 04:23 pm
After a lengthy injury layoff, Wriddhiman Saha, on Wednesday, finally roared back to form, scoring a sensational century for Bengal in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament. Saha had last played competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League before returning to action through this competition.
Saha was initially sidelined with a thumb injury which he had sustained in the Indian Premier League (IPL) while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad. He subsequently missed the final of the competition. He also didn’t feature in the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan. But he was expected to be fit in time for the Test series against England.
However, the BCCI then revealed that the 33-year-old is suffering from a shoulder injury. As a result, Saha missed the Tests against England and underwent surgery in England. Consequently, he missed the tour of Australia too.
Well, Saha had made a slow start for Bengal. In the first four games, he managed to score just 2,3,6 and 11. However on Wednesday, he tore apart Arunachal Pradesh with a sensational century in Cuttack. Batting first, Bengal piled up a mammoth total of 234/6 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Saha starred with the bat, scoring 129 in 62 balls with 16 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from him, A Easwaran (31) and B Vivek Singh (49 in 18 balls) helped Bengal take Arunachal bowling to the cleaners.
This was only Saha’s second T20 century. His first century had come in the final of the 2014 IPL when he scored a sensational ton for Kings XI Punjab in a losing cause against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Saha would be hoping that his latest knock make the selectors take note of him as he tries to get back into the Indian team. Rishabh Pant has all but sealed his spot in the Test team and Saha will be needing something special to win back his place. He will be next seen in action in the upcoming IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad.