India’s rising wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has received a major blow as he has been dropped from the Test squad against South Africa. Wriddhiman Saha is making a comeback into the Test squad as a wicket-keeper.
Saha has been named wicket-keeper for the 1st Test against the Proteas at Vishakhapatnam. Pant was in the center of criticism after he managed to score just 58 runs in the two-match Test series against West Indies recently.
“All your media reports and all the experts writing (but) Pant is in great space with this Indian team. Experts, they have a job, they can speak. Pant is a special kid and he has already done enough. And he is only going to learn. This team management will back him to the hilt,” Shastri added.
Apart from his batting, Pant also had some fumbles behind the wickets and Saha has been preferred for his superior glove-work. Saha last played for India in January 2018 against the same position and he’s going to make a comeback into the Test side replacing the left-handed Rishabh Pant.