Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has impressed one and all with his wicketkeeping in the testing conditions of West Indies. The wicketkeeper, who replaced former Indian skipper MS Dhoni behind the stumps, faced a lot of criticism for his failure to contribute big with the bat. However, Saha has also batted brilliantly in the series where he hit his maiden Test century in the third Test.

Former West Indies opener Philo Wallace seems mighty impressed with the keeper and called Saha ‘the best wicketkeeper in the world right now.’

“I’m very impressed with Saha and I think he is the best,” Wallace, who was also an occasional wicketkeeper himself, told a group of Indian journalists.

Commenting on Saha’s career, he said: “It was a pretty long wait for Saha as Dhoni was there. But I’m impressed that he was told that his time would come and he waited without losing patience and today he is reaping the rewards,” Wallace said. “A lot of times, if a player has to wait for too long, he may lose focus or interest and his career would go down,” he added.

The former cricketer also said that the involvement of former players in the game management will benefit Indian cricket.

“Your board has put in place a system and involved people like Tendulkar, Ganguly, and Laxman. They picked Anil Kumble as a coach but most of the support staff from Ravi Shastri’s time have been retained which helps maintain continuity.”

Meanwhile, commenting on the poor condition of West Indies cricket, he said: “The players should have more pride in their performance. And they should pick the best players to play for West indies. Look how Alzarri Joseph was dropped for this Test (in Port of Spain). He was the most aggressive bowler in the West Indies camp in St. Lucia and bowled fast and in the right areas. The next match, you drop the young man. What will it do to his morale?” Wallace asked.

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