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Wriddhiman Saha talks about his experience of contracting COVID-19

By Bet Barter

May 12, 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has talked about his battle against coronavirus. The batsman got infected with despite in the secure environs of IPL 2021 bio-bubble. The 14th season of the Indian Premier League had to be suspended after several players, staff, and groundskeepers tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, when reports emerged that Saha has also tested positive for the virus after two KKR players, the same day IPL was called off indefinitely.

Wriddhiman Saha just played two games in the first half of the IPL 2021. According to SRH coach VVS Laxman, he was all set to play the match against Rajasthan. However, it was reported that the Bengal player wasn't in his prime health that day and had to sit out on the bench. Just before the IPL was suspended, Saha tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated immediately from the rest of the SRH team members.

Everyone in my family was very worried: Wriddhiman Saha

The 36-year-old batsman also opened up on how he identified his initial symptoms of the virus. Saha started feeling tired; chills and cough had begun. However, he had tested negative for the next two rounds of testing and ultimately returned a positive result during the third test. By the third test, the wicket-keeper batsman was already down with fever and could not leave his room. The Bengal batsman stated that he was terrified and everyone in his family was also worried. However, Saha concluded that he has recovered well and is doing completely fine now. He would only be able to tell about his fatigue once he is back to the practice sessions.

Talking about SRH, the franchise had recently appointed Kane Williamson as their new skipper for the season's remaining games. David Warner led the orange army in the first six games. However, the side has had a disappointing start to the tournament. They lost five games out of their first six IPL encounters. David Warner was then replaced by Kane Williamson, who led SRH during the 2018-19 seasons. Under Kane Williamson, the team ended as runners-up in the 2018 edition. SRH also qualified for the playoffs in the next season. Having secured just one win from six outings so far this season, SRH is presently at the bottom of the points table. The Hyderabad-based franchise was left with at least eight more games on the leagues' stage.

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