Harsha Bhogle Slams The Team Management For Picking Rishabh Pant Over Wriddhiman Saha

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Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant finally has finally found his space in the playing XI after getting snubbed for the last few series. After failing to perform in a number of opportunities, Rishabh Pant was eventually replaced by KL Rahul as India’s wicket-keeper. On the other hand, Wriddhiman Saha’s superior glovework helped him replace Rishabh Pant in the longest format of the game.

However, in the first Test match today Rishabh Pant was picked in the playing XI over Wriddhiman Saha as India’s first choice for the wicket-keeper batsman. Saha’s exclusion has disappointed many including popular commentator Harsha Bhogle.

With the first test between New Zealand and India underway, Harsha Bhogle has questioned the exclusion of Wriddhiman Saha from the laying squad for India. In a series of Tweets, Harsha Bhogle has called out on the selectors for missing out on Wriddhiman Saha and replacing him with Rishabh Pant for the sake of a few more runs instead of taking a better keeper in the team. He wrote:

Harsha Bhogle Slams The Team Management For Picking Rishabh Pant Over Wriddhiman Saha

Just up and see Saha is left out. We have just told every young keeper in India not to bother becoming the best in the world behind the stumps and instead focus on getting a few more runs in front of them. Disappointed.”

Here, check out his first Tweet:

Harsha posted a cryptic tweet as well, where he expressed the situation of Saha and Pant by using the example of popular Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal. He wrote:

Am waiting to see Shreya Ghoshal left out of a major concert because the other girl could strum the guitar a bit better!! #Saha”

Here, check out his Tweet:

Furthermore, Harsha Bhogle expressed how it isn’t about Rishabh Pant but about picking the best in the team. He also felt sorry for Saha. He wrote:

Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t about Pant. Just think in tests you pick your best five batsmen, best four bowlers, best keeper and think about a secondary skill for number six, if at all. I hope he does well because he is a gifted young player but feel for Saha. #Lastword.”

Here, check out his Tweet:

Harsha Bhogle’s tweets have led to a full-fledged debate over Pant and Saha on Twitter. While many agree with Harsha Bhogle, the others disagree with him and feel that it is equally important for the wicket-keeper to score some runs and have backed Rishabh Pant for the same.

Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati: