“Rishabh Pant Or Wriddhiman Saha?” Sanjay Manjrekar Picks His WK For The First Test: After the conclusion of the ODI and T20I series between team India and Australia, both the teams will be seen locking their horns in the upcoming four-match Test series. However, ahead of the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia, a debate over the choice of wicketkeeping spot between Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant has become the talk of the town.
Rishabh Pant, who has been the preferred wicketkeeper in the overseas Tests because of his batting ability, however, Pant has been failing consistently poorly with the bat for a long time now. Pant was already out from the limited series owning to his poor form and fitness. However, he got the chance to prove himself in the first practice Test match in Adelaide but he failed terribly to perform with the bat as he was dismissed after scoring just 5 runs off 11 balls he faced.
On the other hand, Wriddhiman Saha was also given the opportunity and he gave in his best in the first practice match and helped the team to seize the day.
Meanwhile, several cricketers and fans have been coming up with their opinions on the debate. The latest one to join the debate is a former Indian cricketer and popular commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.
Well, a Twitter user asked Sanjay Manjrekar about his preference between Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha. The fan asked:
“Who should be India’s first choice wicketkeeper for the 1st Test against Australia?
Rishabh Pant or Wriddhiman Saha?”
Manjrekar was quick to notice the tweet and come up with a reply to it. Responding to the fan, Manjrekar went for Wriddhiman. The former cricketer-turned-commentator reasoned that Saha should be picked on the basis of their keeping skill in the longest format of the game. He wrote:
“In Tests always keeping skills first. Drop a Steve Smith early and he gets a 200! So Saha. Also need a better keeper against pace in Australia. Again Saha.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
In Tests always keeping skills first. Drop a Steve Smith early and he gets a 200! So Saha. Also need a better keeper against pace in Australia. Again Saha. https://t.co/R0udBBCr04
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 11, 2020