The Bengal-lad is second to none when it comes to athleticism and fitness. He is somebody who has worked has to climb up the ladder. The Siliguri-lad is not a naturally gifted player but he has worked hard on his game to be among the best. You can say that he has punched above his weight, literally! Saha has the shots, may be he is not pleasing to the eyes, but does that matter. At the end of the day it is the runs against your name that matters.
In the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy, Saha notched up a gritty ton when the chips were down. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! The 32-year old wicketkeeper made his Test debut 7 years ago but since has not been a regular as there has been Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but that did not bog him down to reap the reward now. He came into bat when India was in a spot of bother and wiping out the deficit was their prime agenda. The score was 328 for six, Ashwin had just been dismissed. Saha joined a set Pujara in the middle and then went on to play for 317 minutes accumulating 199 runs and putting the hosts in a position of comfort.
Saha went on to score 117 runs of 233 balls, it was crucial considering the state of the match. His innings was laced with 8 boundaries and a six. He finally fell prey to Stephen O’ Keefe, in a bid to up the scoring. So sit back and witness Saha’s maverick.