Former opener Virender Sehwag’s advice helped India wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha become the first wicketkeeper to score a double ton in the Irani Cup final for Rest of India (RoI), the Bengal player said on Tuesday.Saha’s exploits helped RoI script a win against Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat, led by his rival for the national wicketkeeper’s job Parthiv Patel. (Also read: I don’t think about pressure of competition with Parthiv Patel: Wriddhiman Saha to India Today)Saha scored an unbeaten 203 and his 316-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara (116 not out) helped Rest of India win in Mumbai on Tuesday.Rest of India won by six wickets even after Gujarat took a first innings lead.”Most of the shots that I played in the innings were lofted. Actually, it was Sehwag who once told me that if I can hit a couple of boundaries early in my innings (with lofted strokes), it automatically eases the pressure and also can get the bowlers rattled,” Saha was quoted as saying by www.xtratime.in.”So, all I was thinking was to go after the bowlers with lofted strokes,” Saha said after hitting 203 off 272 balls laced with 26 fours and six sixes. (Also read: Wriddhiman Saha vs Parthiv Patel: India’s wicketkeeping dilemma)”He (Sehwag) suggested me that I should not curb my natural stroke play. If a ball is there to be hit, I should go after it,” Saha said.Wriddhiman had a tough time in the last few months as he had to miss a couple of Tests against England owing to injury.advertisementParthiv took his place in the India team and made a good case for himself scoring 195 runs in four innings at an average of 65.00. He notched up two half centuries in that period. (Also read: Wriddhiman Saha’s maiden double ton helps Rest of India lift Irani Cup)But Saha has worked hard with his fitness at National Cricket Academy (NCA), also receiving a message from India coach Anil Kumble last night wherein he was suggested to finish off the game for his team.”He (Kumble) sent me a text message last night reminding me that the job is not yet over. He urged me to finish the match. I am happy that I was able to do so,” Saha revealed.This was Saha’s first double hundred in any first class match.”I have not given it a thought about scoring a double century, until Pujara came and told me. The idea only came when I reached 180 runs. His (Pujara) presence at the other end made my job a lot easier. I am grateful to him for helping me reach the milestone.aIndia next play a single Test vs Bangladesh early next month followed by the much anticipated four-match Test series against Australia from February 23 to March 29.