India regular wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has recovered from his injury which kept him out of the ongoing five-match Test series and has in an interview with Cricbuzz revealed the toughest he has ever faced is Dale Steyn and Ryan Harris from Australia.
“Dale Steyn is, of course, one of the tougher bowlers I have faced, Australia’s Ryan Harris too. They never seemed to go off the right channels and could bowl day in day out at the same spot forcing you to make a mistake. I remember walking in to bat in my debut game when the ball was reversing. I had gone in, thinking that I would not try to do anything different, stick to my basics from the domestic circuit.
I think it was perhaps the third ball, I shouldered arms to a delivery well outside off but it just kept curving back in to take my off stump. Next innings, I was determined that I won’t leave deliveries having suffered in the previous innings,” Saha was quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with Cricbuzz.
“I made some 36-odd, kept playing more with the bat before he again got one to bend back with my front foot across. Had the 36 come in the first innings, I guess it would have served better,” the 33-year-old added.
Steyn has definitely terrorised an entire generation of batsman during his peak. Now the South African is at the twilight of his career and he would surely be remembered as one of the greatest fast bowlers to have played the game. Ryan Harris, on the other hand, is somebody who bowls the perfect line and length, somebody who can be compared to the great Glen Mc Grath.