Wriddhiman Saha has stated that there is no rivalry between him and Rishabh Pant. He also lauded the left-handed batsman for his performance in the Brisbane Test.

Pant scored an unbeaten 89 runs to help India chase down 328 on the final day of the fourth Test, which helped the visitors to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the second time in Australia.

Saha, who was preferred over Pant in the 1st Test, had to make a way for the latter for the remaining three Test matches. The 23-year-old finished as the highest run-scorer for India in the four-match series with 274 runs from the three Tests at an average of 68.50 with two fifties.

“You can ask him (Pant), we have a friendly relationship and help each other whoever gets into the XI. Personally, there’s no conflict with him,” Saha said after returning home following the historic Test series win in Australia.

“I don’t’ see who is No.1 or 2… Team will give a chance to those who do better. I will continue to do my job. Selection is not in my hands, it’s up to the management.

“No one learns algebra in class I. You always go step by step. He is giving his best and will definitely improve. He has matured and proved himself. In the long run, it augurs well for the Indian team.

“The way he has shown his intent after being sidelined from his favourite T20 and ODI formats were really exceptional,” he added.

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