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Wriddhiman Stumped By Test Selection

PTI 28 January 2010, 22:05
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Surprised at his selection in the Indian squad for the first Test against South Africa in Nagpur, young Bengal stumper Wriddhiman Saha on Thursday  said he would try to do his best if he gets the chance to play for the country. "If I get the opportunity (to play), I will try and make full use of the chance", Saha told reporters in Kolkata. 

The 25-year-old wicket keeper-batsman said though he was aware that the Test team would be picked today, he did not expect to be selected. "It is a fantastic feeling. I knew that the Team selection was today, but I clearly didn't expect to be picked. It's a dream come true", he said. 

Saha, who is part of the IPL franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders, had played for India Under-19 and India-A teams earlier, but it's the first time that he has been chosen for the senior team. 

"After Sourav Ganguly, several players from Bengal had got a look-in in the Indian team, but they could not cement their places. But I will try to perform well to stay there as long as I can", Saha said. "Before leaving for Nagpur, I will get in touch with Sourav Ganguly and get some tips from him", he added. PTI