Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who returned to the Test side during the West Indies series, is eyeing to perform well in every match he gets. Saha is also in the Test squad for the South Africa series and will hope for an opportunity to come his way.

The Bengal cricketer came into the limelight after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2014. He flourished until an untimely injury kept him out of action for almost over a year. Wriddhiman Saha last played for India during the first Test against South Africa in January 2018.

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As Saha looked to get into the rhythm, Rishabh Pant cemented his place in the Tests side with centuries in England and Australia. The softspoken Saha said that he remained positive throughout the recovery process and never lost hope.

Wriddhiman Saha. Credit: PTI

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“When I was sitting out, I didn’t feel sorry for myself or carry any negative thoughts,” Saha said.

“The physio told me that if I was 20, I would have recovered in quick time. But I was 33, so it would naturally take a longer time for me to recover. I kept that in mind, and I just tried to enjoy my training. Right from my childhood, I’ve carried a positive outlook,” he added.

Wriddhiman Saha. Credit: IPL

Wriddhiman Saha, who is currently plying his trade for India A against South Africa A has set his goal. The skipper of India A said that he will look to perform in every opportunity that comes his way. Saha is unbeaten on 36 runs as India A look to post a massive first innings total in the second unofficial Test.

“My goal is to perform well in every match I play, so that if the opportunity comes to play for the Indian team, I will be ready. But for now, I’m focused on doing well for India-A here in Mysuru. I don’t think too far ahead,” Saha concluded.

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