The first Test of the two-match Test series between India and New Zealand is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Even before his batting in this match, Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has made a big record in his name. Saha became the oldest wicket-keeper to play a Test match for India since 1946. Before him, this achievement is in the name of Dattaram Hindlekar. He played test match against England. However, Saha did not do any great work in this particular match and was dismissed after scoring only one run. He was caught by Tim Southee at the hands of the wicketkeeper.
Bengal’s rising star Saha is 37 years 32 days old. He has surpassed Farooq Engineer, who played his last Test match at the age of 36 years 338 days. The record for the oldest wicketkeeper for India is held by Dattaram Hindlekar, who played his last Test match at the age of 37 years 231 days.
Saha made his Test debut in 2010 with the South Africa match in Nagpur. The India team has rested wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in the ongoing two-match Test series against New Zealand and Saha has got a chance in his place. Apart from Saha, KS Bharat is also part of the Indian team, but he has not been included in the playing XI. Saha made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2006-07. He scored 111 runs in the match against Hyderabad. Saha became the 15th player for Bengal to score a century in a first-class match.