ICC WTC Final – Wriddhiman Saha: India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is still in quarantine after he was tested positive for Coronavirus for the second time. The UK-bound cricketer gave his latest health update on his Twitter saying he tested positive in one of the two tests but otherwise his is recovering well.
“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 while the other returned positive. Otherwise, I am doing much better,” he wrote.
He also requested people not to spread fake news about his health without knowing the complete details. “Requesting everyone not to spread misleading stories/information without the whole context”.
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) May 14, 2021
Unlike last time – this time – the Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer has no symptoms of body ache, fever, or cough.
Saha had earlier revealed that he was scared after having tested 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,” Wriddhiman Saha had said in an interview with Anandabazar Patrika.
“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. Covid test was taken on the same day,” he added.
ICC WTC Final: Saha’s availability will be subject to fitness clearance
If he needs to make it to the Indian team for World Test Championship against New Zealand at Ageas Bowl, Southampton, he needs to be declared fit by the BCCI.
ICC WTC Final squad:
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla