My wife wants me to play 2019 World Cup, says Saha
Kolkata: India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Tuesday said his wife wants him to be a part of India's 2019 World Cup squad and that he is working hard towards it.
"My wife badly wants me to be part of the World Cup team or play in the World Cup," Saha told reporters here on the sidelines of a music CD launch featuring a song written on him.
"She always insists I push harder (for a spot). I am trying myself. Ultimately, the decision lies with the selectors," the 32-year-old Test stumper said.
Saha has played 28 Tests for India but has not featured in many One Day Internationals (ODI) with Mahendra Singh Dhoni still going strong at 36.
The Bengal wicket-keeper has donned the India jersey in nine One-Day Internationals (ODI) averaging 13.66 runs in five innings with a highest score of 16. Saha's last ODI was back in 2014 against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. The dimunitive stumper has impressed with the bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL), his century in the 2014 final for Kings XI Punjab against Kolkata Knight Riders being the highlight. "Everyone wants to play in every format. But it depends on the selectors. My preparation is to better myself all the time. The rest depends on selection committee. I don't perform to just play ODIs," Saha said.agencies