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After a couple of failures in West Indies, the Indian Team management has asked Rishabh Pant to stay away from the playing XI and called Wriddhiman Saha to keep the wickets for the team. Speaking of the same, Sourav Ganguly feels Saha is the best wicket-keeper for India at present but also believes Rishabh Pant has got the goods to deliver.
Rishabh Pant has also been very successful – Sourav Ganguly
The former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly quoted that the Indian team should rely only on one wicket-keeper in order to avoid confusion upfront. Further, he went on to say Wriddhiman Saha as the best wicket-keeper in the world cricket at the moment in all conditions.
Ganguly also echoed Kohli’s view that Wriddhiman Saha is the best wicketkeeper in the world and said the Indian skipper has to take a call on whether he prefers the Bengal glovesman or the struggling Rishabh Pant. Ganguly clarified that he is happy with both the players before calling Saha as the world-class Keeper.
“He (Saha) is our own boy… He is the best wicketkeeper in the world. Rishabh has also been very successful. Now, it’s a call Kohli has to take, whom he wants to play in the long term,” said the former skipper.
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Further, he went on to speak regarding Mayank Agarwal, who smashed a stunning double century in the first innings of the Test match. He quoted that coming to the conclusions just after one innings isn’t right, as he wants to see the youngster sustaining one more year in the team before letting his opinion out.
“The problem is we come to conclusions very quickly. With one hundred we will say he’s your first choice opener and so on. But with a couple of failures you would say otherwise. This has to stop,” Ganguly told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of a Durga Puja pandal visit at the Maddox Square.
“Any young player who is doing well is a very good sign for Indian cricket. He played well in Australia. He struggled a bit in the West Indies. But in the first Test at home, he’s got a double against South Africa. Let him play for a year or so then will judge how good he is.”
Well, as Sourav Ganguly said, the Indian team must confirm their wicket-keeper a bit earlier, as there will be a lot depending on the wicket-keeper. So far, Saha has been brilliant behind the stumps while Rishabh Pant is still in the learning curve.