New Delhi: Team India’s senior wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has openly spoken on the controversy regarding Wriddhiman Saha. Karthik spoke up on why Saha has been dropped from Team India despite being the best wicketkeeper in the world. Saha was not included in Team India for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Dinesh Karthik also said that just as no other wicket-keeper batsman could play for Team India during the time of MS Dhoni, in the same way it is difficult for any wicket-keeper batsman to survive in front of Rishabh Pant.
Karthik said in an interview to the ICC, ‘He (Saha) is still one of the best wicketkeepers in the world. I would call him the best wicketkeeper in the world. His hands move very well behind the wicket. He is a great wicketkeeper. And let me tell you from the facts that he has scored some centuries in international cricket and has also played some important innings for Team India when needed.
Karthik further said, ‘Like MS Dhoni came many years ago, so right now is Rishabh Pant, who came to Team India a few years back and he did a good job. When this happened, Saha became the second wicketkeeper. After that he went with the team, and also played a couple of matches. But you see Rishabh Pant has made a very strong place in the team. So you can see where Team India is moving. So if he talks about any other wicketkeeper then he needs a young cricketer for this role. Dinesh Karthik said that it is not easy for a cricketer to accept that the team has moved on from him.