Wriddhiman Saha stamped authority in the second innings of the Irani Trophy clash between Rest of India and Gujarat as he smashed his first double-ton.
After Parthiv Patelâ€™s heroics in the last few matches played for India, the speculations had risen that Patel might replace Saha in the upcoming Test series against Australia starting in February.
Sahaâ€™s 203 off 272 balls gave Rest of India victory in the end and Saha a sigh of relief.
Sehwag changed my game
Saha has now attributed former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag for his double-ton against Gujarat.
He said, â€œMost of the shots that I played in the innings were lofted. Actually, it was Sehwag who once told me that if I can hit a couple of boundaries early in my innings (with lofted strokes), it automatically eases the pressure and also can get the bowlers rattled. So, all I was thinking was to go after the bowlers with lofted strokes.â€