It seems that Indian Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is eyeing for a spot in the Indian team for ICC World Cup 2019. While his blasting 49-ball century innings against KKR in IPL 2014 is still remembered by the fans all over India, his recent knock at a local cricket tournament organized by the Cricket Association of Bengal will definitely leave you in a shock.
Wriddhiman Saha who was playing for Mohun Bagan in a JC Mukherjee Trophy match against BNR Recreation Club in Kalighat single-handedly led his team to victory.
Well! The right-handed batsman who was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 5 crore in the 2018 IPL auction hammered opposition bowlers and scored an unbeaten 102 off 20 balls to help his team Mohun Bagan post 154/0 in the T20 tournament.
On his performance, Saha said, “I don’t know whether this is a record or not, I tried to play different shots and had that in mind ahead of the IPL”
The wicket-keeper batsman looked in terrific form when he smashed 14 sixes and four fours along with just two singles to chase down a target of 152 in just 7 overs.
!! A World Record !!
A Blistering batting performance by @Wriddhipops saha scored 102 in just 20 balls (14 sixes & 4 fours)
Mohun Bagan chased down the score of 151 in just 7 overs beating B.N.R by 10 wickts in J.C.Mukherjee Trophy.
— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) March 24, 2018
With an amazing strike rate of 510. 00, the 33-year-old batsman showcased his worth as a successful opening batsman, he said, “I could feel from the first ball that I was able to hit the ball in the middle and I went for it.”
On asked whether he deserves a place in ODI and T20, Saha candidly said, “It’s up to the selectors. My job is to keep performing whenever I get an opportunity.”
Debuting way back in 2010 against New Zealand in ODIs Saha has to still prove his mettle in the white-ball cricket where star batsman MS Dhoni is still enjoying a monopoly for his batting and wicket-keeping skills.
With Dinesh Karthik marvelous performance against Bangladesh in Srilanka, the odds for Saha is still low.