Twitter surprised by Virat Kohli’s decision to drop Rishabh Pant and pick Wriddhiman Saha for South Africa Tests

Posted On

Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday revealed that Wriddhiman Saha, not Rishabh Pant, will be the wicketkeeper for the team in the three-match Test series against South Africa, beginning from October 2.


“Wriddhiman Saha will keep for us in this Test series,” said Kohli in the pre-match press conference at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

Saha last played a Test during the South Africa tour in January 2018. Pant burst on to the scene in his absence and with centuries in England and Australia, became the team’s number one wicket-keeper in the longest format.


Of late Pant has been criticized for reckless stroke-making and that may have have been a factor in the team management’s decision to start the Freedom Series with Saha.

The 34-year-old, in 32 Tests has scored 1164 runs at an average of 30.63.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions:





For latest cricket news and updates, subscribe to our Daily Newsletter.

About the Author:
Anirudh is a die-hard cricket fan, loves playing, watching and talking about cricket. Cricket is his Religion & 'Sachin Tendulkar' his GOD. His motto of life is Eat, Sleep, Cricket, REPEAT!! You can write to him at anirudh@crickettimes.com or anirudhsingh2904@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin.