Wriddhiman Saha made a memorable entrance into the cricketing arena with a century during his Ranji Trophy debut back in 2007. His performance at the time marked him as a promising wicketkeeper-batsman.
Saha’s Test journey commenced in a rather unexpected fashion in 2010. He was called in as a replacement for an injured Rohit Sharma on short notice, primarily as a batsman. During this match against South Africa, he contributed with a score of 36 in the second innings. However, he soon found himself on the sidelines once Sharma recovered, and it took two years before Saha would make another Test appearance.
His one-day international career has followed a somewhat similar start-stop trajectory. In contrast, his performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kings XI Punjab during the 2014 season stood out. This solidified his position as a crucial member of the team’s lineup. Saha’s shining moment in the IPL came during the final against Kolkata Knight Riders when he accomplished a remarkable feat by becoming the first player to score a century in an IPL final, registering an unbeaten 115 runs from 55 balls.