Hyderabad: Former India stumper Saba Karim on Friday said that a present day wicketkeeper in international cricket necessarily needs to be an accomplished batsman as well.
"Now you need to be an accomplished wicketkeeper and a very good batsman too to survive at the highest level. If you are only a stand-alone wicketkeeper it will not help you to get into any international side," Karim said.
"Look at Adam Gilchrist, look at Mark Boucher. These players were able to survive in international cricket for a number of years because of their skills both in the front as well as behind the wickets."