Wriddhiman Saha has been sensational behind the wickets for Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 opening game against Chennai Super Kings.
He took two outstanding catches to get rid of dangerous Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes on the bowling of Rashid Khan.
Saha’s career was ended by Indian selectors and Rahul Dravid, who informed him that his services were not required for the national team.
However, former India coach Ravi Shastri is a big fan of Saha’s skills and gave a perfect reply to the current Indian coach.
“Saha is one of the best wicket-keepers to don the gloves ever. He has been sensational against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hardik won the toss and elected to bowl first against CSK at the Narendra Modi Stadium earlier.
CSK XI: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Ravindra Jadeja, 6 Shivam Dube, 7 Ambati Rayudu, 8 MS Dhoni (capt&wk), 9 Mitch Santner, 10 Deepak Chahar, 11 Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Subs: Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Nishant Sindhu
Titans XI: 1 Shubhman Gill, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 Hardik Pandya (capt), 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Josh Little, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Yash Dayal
Subs: B Sai Sudharsan, Jayant Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Abhinav Manohar, KS Bharat