It’s a circle of life that has put Wriddhiman Saha in the same position that he was a decade back when he came to England in 2011 as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s understudy.
The script was repeated in 2014 with Saha seen dutifully carrying the bats, towels and drinks for his teammates and in 2021, he is again expected to watch Rishabh Pant’s pyrotechnics from the dressing room, something that has solely missed from his style of batsmanship despite being decent at his craft.
“Obviously, there would be criticism when you don’t do well. I always try to deliver the way I’ve learnt over the years,” Saha said in an interview, ahead of joining the team’s bio-bubble in Mumbai on Monday.
“If people are saying my batting is not up there, maybe that’s the case… But, I don’t think I need to change anything — mental approach or technique. I just try to keep my focus and work hard,” the reticent Bengal stumper said.