Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Bengal cricketer Wriddhiman Saha smashed a breathtaking century during a Syed Mushtaq Ali fixture. He hit a 62-ball 129 against Arunachal Pradesh. He dedicated his century to Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The braveheart was caught by Pakistan on Wednesday when Pakistani Air Force struck down two Indian jets as tension between the two countries has further escalated in the wake of the Pulwama attack. The entire nation is up in arms praying for the safe return of the soldier. After he was caught, his video of being questioned by Pakistan officials went viral. The video gave his family members a sigh of relief as he claimed to be safe and being well treated as he sipped a cup of tea and said that it was good
“Thank You everyone for your wishes for my today’s knock. This innings is very special to me and I dedicate this inning to India’s brave son AIF Wing Commander Abhinandan. I pray that he returns to India, safe. Jai Hind,” his tweet read.
The Indian Test wicketkeeper is not a part of the side as Rishabh Pant grabbed his opportunity with both hands once Saha picked up an injury.
“Rishabh got his chance when I was out and just like anyone would look to grab their chance with both hands he did the same. I don’t look at him as my competition, in fact when he came to the NCA we spent a lot of time together which was nice. We hardly spoke about performances and selection,” Saha was quoted as saying by CricketNext.