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Wriddhiman Saha Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, salary and more

Wriddhiman Saha Biography

Wiki, Salary, Girlfriend and Personal information of Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha is an Indian cricketer who plays Test matches for India and first class matches domestically for Bengal. He is also the first cricketer to score a century in an Indian Premier League final. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

About/Bio/Wiki of Wriddhiman Saha

Physical States & More

Full Name Wriddhiman Saha
Nickname Papali, Pops
Profession Cricketer (Wicket-Keeper Batsman)
Height
  • in centimeters- 170 cm
  • in meters- 1.70 m
  • in Feet Inches- 5’7”
Weight
  • in Kilograms- 62 kg
  • in Pounds- 137 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Body Colour Light Brown

Cricket

International Debut

Test- 6 February 2010 vs South Africa in Nagpur

ODI- 28 November 2010 vs New Zealand in Guwahati

T20- N/A
Coach/Mentor Jayanta Bhowmik
Jersey Number

#6 (India)

#6 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Teams Board Presidents XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Bengal, East Zone, Kings XI Punjab, Mohun Bagan
Nature on field Calm
Records/Achievements (main ones)
  • In November 2010, Wriddhiman Saha was involved in a 417 run stand which, at its time, was the highest partnership for the sixth wicket in Ranji Trophy and the third highest in Indian first-class cricket.
  • Wriddhiman Saha scored 362 runs at an average of 32.90 and a strike rate of 145.38 in the seventh installment of IPL. His team KXIP made it to the finals but failed to win the tournament.
  • Up until October 2015, Saha has managed 4466 runs at an average of 44.20 in 75 first-class matches In addition, he has 181 catches and 23 stumpings to his name.
Career Turning Point Wriddhiman Saha’s consistent performances at the inaugural IPL helped him secure a spot in the India A squad.

Personal Life

Date of Birth 24 October 1984
Birth Place Saktigarh, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Siliguri, West Bengal, India
School Siliguri Boys’ High School, Siliguri, West Bengal
College N/A
Educational Qualifications  College Drop-out
Religion Hinduism

Family

Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Romi Saha aka Debarati (Married 2011)
Children

Daughter- Anvi (born in 2013)

Son- None
Parents

Father- Prashanta Saha (Used to work at West Bengal State Electricity Board)

Mother- Maitrayee Saha
Siblings

Brother- Anirban Saha (Elder, Engineer) (Elder)

Sister- None

Favorite Things

Hobbies Playing video games
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favourite Destination(s) Bora Bora and Shenzhen
Favourite Sports Baseball
Salary (2020) ₹ 12,000,000(IPL)
Total IPL Income ₹ 179,400,000
Net Worth $6.4Million

Controversies of Wriddhiman Saha:

He doesn’t have any controversies in his career till now.

Does Wriddhiman Saha smoke: No
Does Wriddhiman Saha drink alcohol: Not Known

Some less known facts about Wriddhiman Saha:

  • As a child, Wriddhiman Saha aspired to become an F1 Driver (Car Racer). However, due to his family’s financial problems and lack of awareness of the sport in the country, he had to give up his dream.
  • Saha then got engrossed in cricket, to the extent that he gave up his college studies to pursue the sport. Part 1 exam of his graduation was the last exam of Saha’s life.
  • Saha’s father, Prasanta, has played both football and cricket in Siliguri leagues but again due to financial issues, he could not continue with his sporting career. His only earning came from a job in West Bengal Electricity Board.
  • As a teenager, he started playing cricket with tennis balls, as a medium pacer, and later, he became a wicket-keeper when he started playing with leather balls.
  • Saha was once involved in a 417 run stand which, at its time, was the highest partnership for the sixth wicket in Ranji Trophy and the third highest in Indian first-class cricket.
  • Wriddhiman Saha began his first-class career brightly; becoming only the 15th Bengal player to make a century on debut in the 2007-08 season.
  • Saha began his IPL career with The Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.
  • His brilliant performance in the inaugural edition of IPL won him a spot in India A squad.
  • A strong run in the Ranji Trophy in 2009-10, followed by last-minute injuries to VVS Laxman and Rohit Sharma handed Wriddhiman Saha a surprise Test debut, as a specialist batsman, in the home series against South Africa in February 2010. However, he was out for a duck in the first innings of the match.
  • Saha met his wife, Debarati, on the social networking site Orkut, and married her in 2011 after a four-year courtship.
  • Wriddhiman Saha is the first cricketer to score a century in an Indian Premier League final (2014).
  • Saha’s wife runs a food joint by the name of Puran Dhaka in Kolkata.

Image Credit: BCCI

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