India’s Test captain Virat Kohli is of the opinion that Wriddhiman Saha deserves to be the wicket keeper of team India for test matches, though Kohli realizes that it is very difficult to replace someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, keeping in view his talent and experience.
When he was asked as to whom he deems as ideal to replace Dhoni behind the stumps in the longer format, Kohli voted for the Bengal stumper. He said, ”It’s a huge responsibility for anyone to replace someone like MS Dhoni. I have learnt a lot from him. As far as replacements are concerned, there are keepers like Saha, Dinesh Karthik, Parthiv Patel and Sanju Samson. But if you ask me personally, Wriddhiman Saha deserves a go. He has played as a replacement and we all know that he is a world class wicketkeeper. He is 30 now and he also realises that he needs a longer rope. I am excited about him and believe that he deserves to be India’s keeper for next 5-6 years.”
This statement of Virat Kohli means something as through this observation India’s Test captain has made his choice clear.