Wriddhiman Saha has been in the news these days for multiple controversies. The batsman-wicketkeeper revealed that it was Dravid who suggested him to retire in a subtle way and that the head of the selection committee called him and told him that the team is not going to consider him from now on.
Speaking on the issue, Virat Kohli’s coach Rajkumar Sharma has now given his opinion. The coach believes while choosing or not selecting a player is another debate, it is no one right to suggest a player to retire.
“Regarding Saha, there are conflicting statements coming out from different officials. No one has the right to tell a player that he should retire. It is his individual decision. Selecting or not selecting a player is a different issue. Dravid may have spoken to Saha in good faith, but the controversy has become too big now. BCCI needs to stay away from such controversies” said Kohli’s childhood coach during Khelneeti Podcast.
Saha made his debut against South Africa in 2010 and since then has played 40 test matches for India. He however has been sidelined ever since Rishabh Pant established his place. Since Pant’s debut in 2018, Saha has got to play only 8 test matches. His record holds 92 catches and 12 stumpings, a total of 104 dismissals till now.
The player has also opted out of the Ranji Trophy this year and there are speculations that he did this in anger as he was told by Chetan Sharma that he will not be considered from now on.
Known fondly as Wriddhi by his teammates, Saha said that Chetan Sharma himself told him that the management is looking for younger talent. Saha during a chat with Sportstar said that retirement is not on his mind and that he will continue to play in the IPL.