Wriddhiman Saha: Eden Gardens is not my home ground
IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has refused to acknowledge Eden Gardens as his home ground. He claims it is the Motera Stadium, Gujarat.
Wriddhiman Saha, who has represented Bengal in first class cricket, has been in a dispute with the Cricket Association of Bengal.
As a result, Saha does not consider Eden Gardens his home ground. This is despite the fact that Saha made his Ranji Trophy in 2007.
He went on to score a magnificent century on his debut.
Why is Wriddhiman Saha upset with the Cricket Association of Bengal?
But, the Indian International players has been in a long tussle with the Cricket Association of Bengal(CAB). This dispute started when the assistant secretary Devvrat Das of CAB questioned his commitment to team, after he pulled out of Ranji Trophy group stage.
Saha claims that the Domestic Board refused to support him during “stressful times” and as a result, he has refused to represent Bengal ever since.
In-fact, he has verbally demanded a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the CAB to leave Bengal.
Despite Saha’s refusal, Bengal had named him in the squad for the quarter final game against Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy. As expected, Saha did not represent Bengal in the game against Jharkhand.
Now, in a press conference, Saha said”I am representing Gujarat here, so my home ground is Motera Stadium. I am no longer with KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders), so Eden is not my home ground.”
Saha in Tata IPL 2022
The GT opener has scored 312 runs with the help of three half-centuries to help Gujarat Titans to the top of the table finish in their 1st ever IPL season.
Wriddhiman Saha has scored 191 runs in powerplay at an average of 95.50 and strike rate of 138.4 in IPL 2022.
His top score this IPL 2022 is 68 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad.
GT ended up with 10 wins from 14, 1 win more than 2nd placed Rajasthan Royals.
Gujarat Titans will take on Rajasthan Royals tomorrow at the Eden Gardens Stadium and Saha seems eager to play at the ground where he made his first class debut.
The winner of the match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will go directly to the final. The losing side has a second chance, as they will play qualifier 2, against the winner of the Eliminator.
That means the losing side will play either Royal Challengers Bangalore or Lucknow Super Giants.
The Qualifier 2 will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadum, Ahmedabad.