India vs New Zealand: Twitterati slams Wriddiman Saha for poor Test numbers after early dismissal at Kanpur
India’s backup wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha’s abysmal run with the bat continues as he departed after scoring 1 on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.Saha was dismissed by Tim Southee. Saha was playing away from his body and edges it to Tom Blundell, who took a fine diving catch to his right.Southee has his 3rd wicket and 2nd of the morning! Wide of the crease to Saha with some away movement gets the edge through to Blundell. India 288-6, with Iyer unbeaten on 104 on debut! LIVE scoring https://t.co/yGSlW6a2d5 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/cRUM5J5SZv— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 26, 2021The 37-year-old was not looking comfortable against Southee, during his brief stay at the crease.The right-handed batter from Bengal has last scored a Test fifty in 2017 and since then he has only managed to score 156 runs in 14 innings, averaging 14.18, with the highest score of 29.Wriddhiman Saha since his last Test fifty in 2017:– 14 Innings.– 156 Runs.– 14.18 Average.– 29 Highest Score.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 26, 2021Saha was playing a Test match almost after the gap of a year. His last match was against Australia at Adelaide in the day and night Test, where India was bowled out for a paltry 36 in the second innings. Saha had scored 9 and 4 in both innings.Time for India to move away from Saha even as a backup keeper, he is the best “Wicket-keeper” but time to give that backup option to KS Bharat or someone to groom from the Sri Lanka Test series.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 26, 2021With KS Bharat waiting in the wings, this might prove to be his last Test match in the whites for Team India.There's no ways Rahane plays the next test. Kohli in for rahane and possibly KS Bharat in for Saha.— Ryan (@ryandesa_07) November 26, 2021Saha is playing in his 39 Test match, since making his debut against South Africa at Nagpur in 2010.#INDvNZ #INDvsNZ KS Bharat to the Indian test team seeing Saha's form since 2017: pic.twitter.com/arBgNKOyNd— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) November 26, 2021Saha, who is tipped as one of the finest keeper in India’s domestic circuit has always played the second fiddle. In the early part of his career, he was back up of MS Dhoni, and once the former Indian captain retired, Saha became the first choice keeper. But with the emergence of swashbuckling Rishabh Pant, he again had to take a back seat.