By: Tarish Bhatt
Sledging nowadays has become a common phenomenon in modern cricket. Be it Virat Kohli or Steve Smith, all have been involved in sledging in the recent past. But, there are a few cricketers who have distanced themselves from this.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has never sledged in his career. He has become the role model for cricketers like Wriddhiman Saha, who is now following Dhoni’s footsteps. Saha said is not important to sledge from behind the stumps. He added that his aim is to keep performing for the Indian Cricket Team in the longest format of the game.
“I haven’t seen MS Dhoni sledge ever,” Saha said. “So it is not compulsory that you have to sledge. Sometimes (in order to unsettle opposition), we can twist things and say like the pitch is poor, or you have played a poor shot.”
“That much is fine,” he added. “I liked Adam Gilchrist from childhood – both his batting and keeping style. I think of him as an ideal ‘keeper. There are other wicketkeepers like Mark Boucher and Ian Healy. They were also good.”