By the time MS Dhoni announced his sudden retirement, Wriddhiman Saha was prepared to take over for the national duties. Earlier, starting from his international debut, his scope to play for India had to be a rested or injured Dhoni. After becoming the full-time wicketkeeper, Saha excelled as a wicketkeeper and was called the best among his contemporaries behind the stump. He plays a major role in India’s batting line-up, coming down the order to anchor the innings and bat with the tail.
Saha made his First-Class debut in 2007 and scored a hundred. His maiden ton in international cricket, however, took six years since his debut in 2010. This was mostly due to his position in batting order as well as his not-so-frequent presence before the 2014 Border-Gavaskar series.
Though not an option India would go for in limited overs, Saha has played some impressive knocks in IPL, including a famous 114 not-out for Kings XI Punjab in the final of IPL 2014.