Wriddhiman Saha: The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman had tested positive for COVID-19 during Indian Premier League 2021.
Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha was among the four players who had initially tested positive for COVID-19 which resulted in the postponement of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League earlier this week.
Saha, 36, scored 8 (15) across two innings before getting left out of the Playing XI for the second time in seven matches this season. In what started as cough and cold, it eventually saw Saha testing positive for coronavirus.
“I was certainly scared. A virus that has brought the Earth to a standstill, after being infected by it, I was bound to feel scared. Everyone in the family was very worried. We reassured them through video calls that there is no reason to be afraid. I am being taken care of enough,” Saha said.
“I felt tired after finishing the practice on the first day of May. I felt cold. Cold & mild cough. I informed the team doctor that day. Arrangements were made for me to stay in seclusion without any risk,” Saha was quoted as saying by Anandabazar Patrika earlier this week.
Wriddhiman Saha gives massive health update ahead of England tour
It was this afternoon that Saha provided his fans with a health update across his social media platforms in a bid to prevent people from spreading “misleading stories”.
“My quarantine period is still not over. As a part of the routine check up, 2 tests were done, out of which 1 was negative and the other one came as positive. Otherwise, I am doing much better. Requesting everyone not to spread misleading stories/information without the whole context,” Saha wrote in his post on Twitter and Instagram.
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) May 14, 2021
Saha, who is a member of India’s 20-member squad for the tour of England, will have to regain full fitness to board the flight for the final of the ICC World Test Championship and a five-match Test series against England.
Having played 38 Tests for India, Saha is yet to play a Test in England. While he was part of the Indian squad in 2014 under former Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he had missed the tour in 2018 after injuring his shoulder in the IPL.