Wriddhiman Saha took stunning catches in the second Test match against South Africa. He was preferred over Rishabh Pant, who was dropped from the playing XI after string of low scores in shorter formats of the game.

Saha took three catches in South Africa’s second innings and all three were praised by teammates and fans.

Saha, who is rated as one of the best wicketkeepers in the world, took a stunning catch to get rid of Theunis de Bruyn off Umesh Yadav’s bowling.

“I think I should treat him for those wickets down leg-side and that first catch, and I think they are Saha’s wickets. I thought they were going for boundaries, that’s always the thought when it’s down leg-side, but I was thanking God and Saha that I got those wickets,” Umesh said after the match.

Even Virat Kohli lauded the Indian wicketkeeper. “Mentioning Saha specially, he was a bit nervous coming into Vizag, but this game he kept beautifully,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

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