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Clarke draws comparisons between Wriddhiman Saha and Ian Healy

Clarke said Saha is a busy player much like Healy.

By Anshuman Roy -


Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has no shortage of words to praise India’s wicket keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha after his match saving knock against Australia at Ranchi.

Speaking to The Telegraph on the final day of the Test match in Ranchi, Clarke opined that Saha’s approach is somewhat similar to former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Ian Healy.

Clarke said, "Yeah, his approach is a bit similar (to that of Healy). He's a busy player. He was really good yesterday. Just fantastic. I was telling Matthew Hayden that Saha's going to get runs when I saw the way he went about on Saturday itself. He has certainly gone up the ranks.

The World Cup-winning captain also heaped praise on double-centurion Cheteshwar Pujara. “Unbelievable! Pujara was simply unbelievable,” he said, “It's (Pujara’s technique) absolutely brilliant. You don't need to be flamboyant in Test cricket. You just need to do your job, which is scoring runs. And he's doing so perfectly. That's it."

Interestingly Healy also scored his first Test ton much later in his career.


Anshuman Roy

Someone for whom Cricket is more than just a game.