Saha Believes That Sledging is Unnecessary, Dhoni Never Did It

Published 08/10/2017, 7:02 AM EDT
Wriddhiman Saha


Team India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has decided that he will not sledge anyone under any circumstances. “I haven’t seen MS Dhoni sledge ever. So it is not compulsory that you have to sledge. But to unsettle batsmen, you can twist things and say something like ‘the pitch is poor’, or ‘you have played a poor shot’. That is fine,” said Saha

Wriddhiman Saha

Saha was instrumental in Colombo for the Indian team, pocketing the wickets of Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews. Saha admitted that making an adjustment to his stance contributed to his ability to play better. To combat the extra bounce, he simply reacted a little earlier from his crouching position behind the stumps. He also helps in DRS decisions, he said that whatever verdict he or the man at slips (Ajinkya Rahane) comes up with, captain Virat Kohli will back that decision.

He also revealed that he has a customised helmet specifically for wicketkeeping, the helmet has a cut at the back to allow for free movement of his neck. His explanation was that when he crouches in position, there will be less discomfort and strain on his neck and head.

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