Coach lauds Saha's super innings

Coach lauds Saha's super innings

Jayanto Bhowmick’s voice choked as he spoke about his favourite ward Wriddhiman Saha’s “career-defining knock” which he felt came at the right time in his career.

“It is the best day of my life. Any coach would wait for this particular day when his student does something special. Papali (Wriddhiman’s nickname) speaks to me before every major game and yesterday (Saturday) was no different. I told him that please play a nice knock that everyone would remember. He promised that he won’t disappoint me,” Bhowmick said.

The 58-year-old coach feels that it’s all about the “stars” as his ward played a stellar knock in the finals.

“It’s all about luck you see. He was with Chennai Super Kings where he didn’t even get a chance to keep wickets in any match. As a coach I know that when he keeps wickets, he bats better. The move to KXIP has changed it and it’s all about the stars as well,” Bhomwick explained. Bhowmick is the coach of Siliguri’s Agragami Club where Wriddhiman learnt the ropes of the game.

“He always had good reflexes and was a natural keeper. But his determination level is sometimes in a different league as he improved his batting once he made the transition to first-class level. He has a good technique and is now more assured about his footwork.” 

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