Since India’s semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand in August last year, MSD made himself unavailable for selection. During his break from cricket, the 38-year-old also served for the Indian Army too.
In his absence Pant and KL Rahul’s name were enrolled and gave a chance to prove them self. Where KL Rahul use this golden opportunity and show his best as compared with Pant. Recently in an interview Indian former player Virender Sehwag advice Indian team to go along with their current squad where Indian domestic legend Wasim Jaffer defends Dhoni and points the importance for his presence.
However, the team is still yet to settle for a proper keeper in red-ball cricket. During India’s Test series against New Zealand, Pant was taken ahead of Wriddhiman Saha who once again failed to deliver.
While the fans and critics have called for Saha’s inclusion in the playing 11 ahead of Pant on multiple occasions but Wriddhiman has finally spoken on the relationship he shares with Rishabh.
“I have told Rishabh a few things which he will try according to his comfort zone. He will try during training. It’s not like he will do it for one day and it will work. So, if he feels those things will work for him, he will try and implement them in his training.”
“It’s not like tips. It’s a discussion. I have told him these are things I follow and it makes my job easier. You can also try them and see if it works for you. See it’s very personal. But yes, we do discuss wicketkeeping,” he added.
“Life and family comes first. Then you can talk about sport. We all sacrifice a lot for the sport but eventually if a lot of people are hampered, that is not necessary,” Wriddhiman said.
“So, we need to take necessary precautions. For the time being, we all have to wait and when the situation gets better, we all will look to do well in the IPL.”
“We are not going out at all. People are also coming over less and even if they are, we are maintaining the required distance while talking. The child is safe. He is at home all the time and we are making sure whenever he is touched, our hands are properly sanitized,” he added.