Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has returned a positive COVID-19 test result for the second time. The 36-year-old had tested positive for the virus on the day the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was suspended due to the influx of cases in the teams’ bio-bubbles. The IPL had been planned to continue but positive cases to Saha and Amit Mishra prompted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to suspend the tournament indefinitely.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been doing plenty of damage in India as more than 3 lakh cases are being reported every day. There is a state of uncertainty and panic throughout and a plethora of nations are looking at India with great concern. Problems like shortage of oxygen and unavailability of hospital beds have also become quite common, painting a quite dire picture.
Wriddhiman Saha returns COVID-19 positive test again
According to report from Bengali newspaper Ananda Bazar Patrika, Wriddhiman Saha has returned a second positive test for COVID-19. He is now set to remain isolated in a hotel in Delhi and another test is expected to be taken soon. Saha had recently spoke about how he was scared upon contracting the virus.
“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 had told Ananda Bazar Patrika.
With Saha being named in the Indian squad for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), it remains to be seen if he will be taken along with the squad, as the side is expected to leave soon. Both Saha and KL Rahul were named in the squad but it was stated that their availability was subject to a fitness test.