Wriddhiman Saha is back home after the end of the test series . Though still being India’s best gloveman he is having to watch the brilliance of Rishabh Pant from the sidelines off late . Recently he spoke briefly to a local daily in Kolkata and touched upon the recent Test series , bio bubble lives and Rishabh Pant . Excerpts:
Life at Bio security Bubble :
We have to manoeuvre with certain limits and were not allowed to go anywhere outside the limits set . The family was with me during India England test series. How much it is tough to stay within bio bubbles entirely depends on individual mindset . We needed to adapt ourselves the best we could .
Dressing room atmosphere after 1st test losses in consecutive series :
There was absolutely no discussion about the test losses at Adelaide and Chennai after these happened . Team took it in its stride and was relaxed and players simply followed the processes and their respective roles set to make the comeback .
Dissappointed after being dropped post Adelaide carnage after whole team failed .
Not at all as I am a thorough teamman and the management explained that they needed a left hander in the batting lineup as all were right handers. Hence Rishabh got his oppurtunity and played really well since.
How you look at your career now after Rishabh Pant has apparently sealed his spot in the test team with brilliant performances.
I always maintained that I am not contesting with Rishabh for a test spot . After Dhoni’s retirement I had a long run and now Rishabh is playing really well. Not only is he batting well but his keeping has also improved a lot.