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Not concerned with competition by Parthiv Patel, says Wriddhiman Saha

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 24, 2017, 12:45 pm IST
Updated Jan 24, 2017, 1:17 pm IST
Parthiv Patel replaced Saha in the Indian Test side after the later was ruled out due to a hamstring injury midway through England series.
Wridhhiman Saha smashed a match-wining double century in the 4th innings to lead Rest of India to a six-wicket win over Gujarat in the Irani Trophy. (Photo: Shashidhar B)
 Wridhhiman Saha smashed a match-wining double century in the 4th innings to lead Rest of India to a six-wicket win over Gujarat in the Irani Trophy. (Photo: Shashidhar B)

Mumbai: Indian wicket-keeper Wridhhiman Saha smashed a match-wining double century in the 4th innings to lead Rest of India to a six-wicket win over Gujarat in the Irani Trophy.

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The cup match was also seen as a battle between two of India’s senior wicket-keepers, Saha and Parthiv Patel to win a spot for the upcoming Test series against Australia. Patel replaced Saha in the Indian Test side after the later was ruled out due to a hamstring injury midway through England series.

"Everyone tries to do well in their own space. Parthiv and me are both trying to play for India. Ultimately the selectors will decide," Saha told India Today after scoring a century for RoI.

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The wicketkeeper-batsman who is hoping to make a comeback to the Test side shot down the news of rivalry with Patel.

"I haven't thought that way from childhood. I am not that types at all. If I think that way I will be under more pressure. Whichever match I play I look to focus on that game," said Saha.

The Bengal cricketer also revealed that Team India has a WhatsApp group, which helps all the players to keep in touch with each other.

"We have a WhatsApp group. So all are in touch that way. Whoever scores gets compliments, they come from Virat (Kohli), everyone," said Saha.

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