Wriddhiman Saha Biography 2024: Career, Net Worth, News, Education And Family

Wriddhiman Saha Biography Wriddhiman Saha an Indian cricketer, currently represents the Ahmedabad franchise in the Indian Premier League. Born on October 24, 1984, Saha is 40 years old as of 2024. Hailing from Shaktigarh, he is a right-handed wicketkeeper who debuted in the IPL in 2008. Throughout his IPL career, Saha has participated in 163 matches, accumulating 2,838 runs at an average of 24.89, including 1 century and 13 half-centuries. His highest IPL score stands at 115* runs, with 286 fours and 84 sixes to his name. In the 2024 IPL Auction, the Gujarat franchise secured Saha’s services for Rs 1.90 Cr. Saha’s final IPL match took place in March 2024 against Chennai at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India, where he scored 21 runs off 17 balls.

Wriddhiman Saha Biography 2024

Wriddhiman Saha, born on October 24, 1984 in Siliguri, West Bengal, is an Indian wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman renowned for his exceptional wicket-keeping skills. He gained recognition as one of the best wicket-keepers in the country and made his debut for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy during the 2006-07 season. Following an impressive performance, including a century in his first Ranji match, Saha was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL where he played for three seasons.

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Saha was released by the franchise and later chosen by Chennai Super Kings in 2011. He remained with them until 2013. In the 2014 IPL, Kings XI Punjab bought him, where he achieved a notable milestone. During that season, the wicket-keeper scored a century in the IPL final against Kolkata Knight Riders, who were the winners of the season, making him the first player to do so. Saha stayed with the franchise until 2017 and subsequently played for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2018 to 2021. He then secured the IPL championship with Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022.

Saha was selected as a specialist batsman for the Indian Test squad in 2010 due to MS Dhoni’s irreplaceability. His role as a wicketkeeper for the Indian team began in 2016 during the West Indies series. In a memorable achievement, Saha became the third Indian wicket-keeper to be involved in six dismissals in a Test match. In 2011, Wriddhiman Saha tied the knot with Romi Saha after a four-year relationship. The couple first connected on the social media platform ‘Orkut’ in 2007 and now have a lovely daughter named Anvi Saha.

Saha, aged 37, was omitted from the Indian Test team in 2022 as per coach Rahul Dravid citing age mismatch with the management’s plans. Despite assurances from then-BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, he lost his spot. Saha disclosed on Twitter that he was harassed by a ‘respected journalist’ for declining an interview. Following his claims, the BCCI probed the issue, resulting in a two-year ban on the journalist from interviewing cricketers. After being dropped from Team India, Saha faced scrutiny over his commitment to Bengal cricket for skipping the white-ball domestic season, prompting his departure to Tripura. Efforts are underway to reintegrate him into the Bengal team.

Wriddhiman Saha Biography 2024 Summary

Detail Information
Full Name Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha
Born October 24, 1984
Place of Birth Shaktigarh, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Age 39 years old
Batting Style Right-handed
Playing Role Wicketkeeper Batter
Nicknames Wriddhi, Superman, Papali
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Teams Played For India, Bengal, Tripura, and various IPL teams
International Debut Test: February 6, 2010, vs South Africa
ODI Debut November 28, 2010, vs New Zealand
IPL Debut 2008
Marital Status Married to Romi Saha
Children Two
Instagram Handle wriddhi

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Who is Wriddhiman Saha?

Athletic wicketkeeper and a more than handy contributor with the bat, Wriddhiman Saha has displayed his skills for Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in earlier editions. His glovework is second to none and Saha has tried to make the most of his opportunities with the bat as well while turning up for his respective franchises. He has been used as an opener in the past by the franchises and Saha has notched up some breezy half centuries in the process. A new challenge awaits for Saha when he walks out for Gujarat Titans.

Wriddhiman Saha Net Worth and Earnings

Wriddhiman Saha has an estimated net worth of around $8 million as of 2024.

Wriddhiman Saha IPL Salary

Saha has earned a total of Rs 229,400,000 in the IPL since he started playing in 2008. His annual income has fluctuated, earning a notable £490,000 (₹ 50,000,000) in 2018 with Sunrisers Hyderabad and £215,600 (₹ 22,000,000) in 2017 with Kings XI Punjab.

2020 Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 1.20 crore
2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 1.20 crore
2022 Gujarat Titans INR 1.9 crore
2023 Gujarat Titans INR 1.9 crore
2024 Gujrat Titans INR 1.9 crore

Wriddhiman Saha IPL Auction Price History Year Wise

Year
Price Team
2018 5.00 Cr Hyderabad
2019 1.20 Cr Hyderabad
2020 1.20 Cr Hyderabad
2021 1.20 Cr Hyderabad
2022 1.90 Cr Gujarat
2023 1.90 Cr Gujarat
2024 1.90 Cr Gujarat

IPL Career

He started his IPL journey in 2008 with the Kolkata Knight Riders and has played for teams like Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Gujarat Titans. Saha made history in the IPL by scoring a century in the final match in 2014 while representing Kings XI Punjab against Kolkata Knight Riders, achieving an unbeaten 115 runs off 55 balls. In his IPL career, Saha has appeared in 161 games, scoring 2798 runs at an average of 24.98, with a highest score of 115*. He has one century and 13 half-centuries to his name, along with 278 fours and 84 sixes. Saha’s IPL strike rate is 128.05, and he has opened the batting 55 times. During the IPL 2024 auction, Gujarat Titans acquired Saha for Rs 1.90 Cr.

International Career

Saha debuted in Test cricket on February 6, 2010, against South Africa. He has participated in 40 Test matches, accumulating 1353 runs at an average of 29.41, which includes 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries. His ODI debut took place on November 28, 2010, against New Zealand, and he has featured in 9 ODI matches, scoring 41 runs with an average of 13.67. Following MS Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket in 2014, Saha was appointed as the primary wicket-keeper for the Indian Test team.

Career Stats

Format Matches Innings Not Outs Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100s 50s 4s 6s Catches Stumpings
Tests 40 56 10 1353 117 29.41 45.51 3 6 129 14 92 12
ODIs 9 5 2 41 16 13.67 73.21 0 0 5 0
IPL 161 136 24 2798 115* 24.98 128.05 1 13 278 84

Height, Weight & More

Height, Weight & More
Height (approx.) In Centimeters – 170 cm
In Meters – 1.70 m
In Feet and Inches – 5’7
Weight (approx.) In Kilogram – 65 kg
In Pounds – 142 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 32 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Wriddhiman Saha Family Info

Father’s Name Prashanta Saha
Mother’s Name Maitrayee Saha
Brother’s Name Anirban Saha
Sister’s Name Not Know
Childern Daughter – Anvi (born in 2013)
Spouse’s Romi Saha aka Debarati
Parents Father Name – Prashanta Saha
Mother Name – Maitrayee Saha

Wriddhiman Saha Income Net worth & Salary

Salary (approx.) INR 50-80 lakhs
Net Worth (approx.) $8 million
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Personal Life

Date of Birth 24 October 1984
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birthplace Saktigarh, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Siliguri, West Bengal, India
School Siliguri Boys’ High School, Siliguri, West Bengal
Educational Qualifications College Drop-out
Family Father– Prashanta Saha (Used to work at West Bengal State Electricity Board)
Mother– Maitrayee Saha
Brother– Anirban Saha (Elder, Engineer)
Sister– None
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Playing video games

Wife and Children

Marital Status Married
Affair/Girlfriend Debarati
Wife/Spouse Romi Saha aka Debarati (Married 2011)
Children Daughter– Anvi (born in 2013)
Son– None

Age of Wriddhiman Saha

Born on October 24, 1984, Saha is 39.

Height of Wriddhiman Saha

He is 5 ft 7 inches.

Batting Statistics

IPL Season

M R HS Avg S/R 100 50 4s 6s

2024

2 40 21 20.00 125.00 0 0 8 0

2023

17 371 81 23.19 129.27 0 2 47 8

2022

11 317 68 31.70 122.39 0 3 40 7

2021

9 131 44 14.55 93.57 0 0 7 5

2020

4 214 87 71.33 139.86 0 2 24 5

2019

5 86 28 17.20 162.26 0 0 13 1

2018

11 122 35 15.25 119.60 0 0 17 1

2017

14 234 93* 23.40 125.13 0 1 20 8

2016

12 270 56 24.54 127.35 0 2 29 1

2015

14 249 42 19.15 126.39 0 0 16 10

2014

17 362 115* 32.90 145.38 1 2 33 18

2013

3 70 39 23.33 125.00 0 0 6 4

2012

4 6 6 6.00 42.85 0 0 0 0

2011

7 68 46* 68.00 107.93 0 0 2 4

2010

13 67 22 22.33 126.41 0 0 9 1

2009

8 72 25* 24.00 175.60 0 0 3 4

2008

12 159 59* 31.80 133.61 0 1 12 7

All IPL

163 2,838 115* 24.89 128.01 1 13 286 84

Fielding Statistics

IPL Season

MAT CATCH TAKEN STUMPS

2024

2 2 2

2023

17 9 2

2022

11 11 2

2021

9 6 0

2020

4 2 1

2019

5 4 1

2018

11 5 1

2017

14 10 2

2016

12 7 3

2015

14 11 3

2014

17 8 4

2013

3 0 0

2012

4

2011

7 2 0

2010

13 3 3

2009

8 2 0

2008

12 8 2

All IPL

163 90 26

Bowling Statistics

IPL Season

Mat Ov Runs Wkts Avg Eco Bst 4w

2024

2

2023

17

2022

11

2021

9 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2020

4 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2019

5 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2018

11 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2017

14 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2016

12 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2015

14 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2014

17 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2013

3 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2012

2011

7 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2010

13 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2009

8 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

2008

12 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0

All IPL

159 0.0 0 0 0

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