Revealed: What career would Wriddhiman Saha opt for, if not a cricketer

Sayantan Bhattacharjee / 14 June 2018

The 33-year-old is currently nursing an injury

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha is an integral part of Indian Test squad. He recently had a forgettable IPL where the batsman struggled to find form even though his side made it to the finals. Saha succumbed to a finger injury which ruled him out of the Test match against Afghanistan.

Dinesh Karthik replaced Saha in the playing XI. The Bengal-born cricketer has three hundred and five fifties to his name. He has played 32 Test matches so far and scored 1164 runs for India in whites. While many criticized him for not being able to put on vital scores, one particular fan asked him an interesting question on Twitter.

Saha reveals his dream

“If not a cricketer, what Saha would have loved to do?” was the question. Saha said “If I had a lot of money, I have a childhood dream of becoming a formula 1 racer. When I was a kid, I used to wake up till 3-4 am to follow formula 1. I would have surely loved to be a formula 1 driver. But we don’t have enough money currently.”

He surely loves to be on the fast lanes. Not too long back, the cricketer blasted a 20-ball 102 for Mohun Bagan in a JC Mukherjee Trophy match. He has played some gritty knocks in the IPL too and that makes him a man for all the formats.

India have a long season ahead, especially when it comes to Test cricket. Saha will look to put up vital scores and help his side achieve results away from home. There is no doubt about the fact that the wicket-keeper is very sound behind the stumps and is certainly the best keeper in the Indian set-up. But with competition around, Saha knows for a fact that his scores with the bat will help him keep his place safe.