Wriddhiman Saha was bought by Kings XI Punjab back in 2014 IPL auctions for a whopping ₹ 2.2 crore.
Wriddhiman Saha has been a vital cog in the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) side ever since he joined the franchise in 2014. In the very first season with KXIP, Saha went on to score a brilliant century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 final. Unfortunately, his hundred went in vain as Kolkata Knight Riders had the last laugh.
Since his first season with KXIP, Saha has been proving his mettle in this shortest format of the game. It seems the team management also knows his worth and is aware of his abilities and therefore, they have retained him for three consecutive seasons.
Saha played a brilliant knock against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. His inning of 93* runs from 55 balls was decorated with 11 boundaries and three sixes. This knock helped KXIP to stay in the hunt for that elusive playoff spot.
Here are 5 unknown facts about Wriddhiman Saha:
## Before becoming a wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha was a medium pacer. He took up wicket-keeping from the moment he started playing with the leather ball.
## Saha never wanted to become a cricketer. He always dreamt of becoming a Formula 1 driver. But his family's financial situation stopped him from fulfilling his dream.
## He is the only player to score a century in an IPL final. No other player have managed to achieve this feat. His unbeaten innings of 115 runs from just 55 balls in the IPL 2014 final, remains one of the most iconic knocks in the history of the tournament.
## Saha met his wife Debarati through now-defunct Orkut. After dating her for four years, the two got married in 2011 and they kept it a low-key affair.
## Wriddhiman's role model has always been his father Prasanta, who sacrificed a lot of things in his life.