Kolkata: West Bengal-a state, regarded as the hub of cultural activities in India. The state has given India many names which went on to make the nation proud, in various fields like movies, art, music and many more. Cricket in Bengal has also grown remarkably over the last few decades, but the state needed a name big enough to inspire. A name that could redefine the way people looked up to the talent in Bengal cricket. Sourav Ganguly became that name: a leader who earned Bengal a permanent place in the history of cricket.
Former India’s best captain and legendary batsman Sourav Ganguly had his last century against Australia on 17 October 2008 at Mohali. More than six years after making his debut, Bengal’s another son, wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha’s maiden Test century recently was an innings, symbolic of the substance over style grafting that helped him earn his spot. Wriddhiman Saha reminds us of Bengal Tiger.
Mohammed Shami, Manoj Tiwari, Ashok Dinda are main the Bengal cricketers who played in Indian national team but Saha makes a new way and also brings Bengal’s hope for Indian team. Mohammed Shami also played a huge role in Indian cricket team as well as Dinda as a bowler. Tiwary is now in struggling position in batting line-up, but Saha earned his spot after Dhoni retired from his position as a wicket-keeper-cum-batsman. BCCI in trouble after Dhoni’s retirement and raised question that who will succeed his position but Saha’s superb innings and partnership with Ashwin made BCCI happy to choose him as a wicket keeper.
Wriddhiman Saha played 14 test matches with 558 runs and two Half centuries. On Wednesday Wriddhiman Saha and Aswin both have hit tons. W. Saha 104 and R. Aswin 118, both are capable of taking India to score above 350 runs. In a word, Team selector’s work will be easier after Saha’s maiden ton.