Wriddhiman Saha became the talk of the town on day four of the first Test between South Africa and India when he took four catches to complete ten dismissals in the match, most by an Indian wicketkeeper. He surpassed former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of nine dismissals. MS Dhoni had achieved this feat against Australia in 2014. As soon as Wriddhiman Saha achieved this feat Twitter went crazy applauding the young cricketer and sending congratulatory messages his way. Wriddhiman Saha had taken five catches during the first innings of South Africa and took another five in the second innings. People on Twitter could not keep calm and lauded Wriddhiman Saha’s exceptional wicket keeping skills.
Wriddhiman Saha surpassed MS Dhoni, one of India’s most successful captain and wicketkeeper by breaking his record of 9 dismissals in a Test. MS Dhoni had previously broken the record of Nayan Mongia who had eight dismissals as a record to his name which he achieved playing against Pakistan in 1999. Wriddhiman Saha took four catches in the first session of day four of the Test match as the Indian bowlers delivered amazing line and length which kept the Proteas at bay on the cricketing pitch. Sample a few tweets from the Twitterati below. Suresh Raina Reveals Secrets About MS Dhoni And Other Cricketers In Breakfast With Champions Interview
Such good form should be utilized in more ways than only one
Wriddhiman Saha is the 5th most successful wicketkeeper of India
Wriddhiman Saha ten dismissals
Saha has taken daha
Really solid behind the wicket
Wriddhiman Saha be like
With this 10 dismissals in a Test match Wriddhiman Saha also went past Farokh Engineer’s 82 dismissals to become the 5th most successful wicketkeeper of India. However, he took only 60 innings to achieve this feat whereas Farokh Engineer took 83 winnings. Wriddhiman Saha also broke MS Dhoni’s record of nine dismissals in a single Test match which he achieved in his last Test whereas Wriddhiman Saha has a long career in Test ahead of himself.