Indian and Australian players will soon be sharing the same dressing rooms in the upcoming season of IPL and Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha feels that the recently conclude series against Australia was one of the most controversial bilateral contests in recent times and the players need to “move forward”.
Saha recently arrived in Kolkata after India’s 2-1 series triumph in Dharamsala said the Test series rivalry shouldn’t be affecting the T20 league. He said, “I do not look behind. As professional cricketers, we need to move forward. We will see and wait for the team instructions when I join the franchise. I’ve always enjoyed sledging in any format of the game, even during domestic matches.”
However, Saha was upset at Brad Hodge’s comment that Kohli that was saving himself for IPL, as Indian skipper was ruled out from the fourth and final Test because of a shoulder injury which is sustained in Ranchi, Saha said, “This is rubbish. He is not someone who will shy away from the action. He was not on the field but was constantly involved.”
Talking about the series, Saha said: “Their records suggest they are a tough side, and you get a lot of confidence after doing well against a team like Australia.”
Saha scored his third Test hundred in Ranchi and built a beautiful partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara, and helped his team to reach a winning position but unfortunately, the match ended in a draw.