Saha is officially out with a bad shoulder; he will need surgery in the United Kingdom; the BCCI had, on May 28, said that Saha had injured his thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and hence would miss a number of matches
Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is in a lot of pain. Not only is he injured but he has also been dropped from the team to face England for the upcoming test series. But what is the nature of injury Saha is facing that has kept him out of the limelight?
The Hindustan Times reported that Saha is officially out with a bad shoulder. He will need surgery in the United Kingdom. The BCCI had in May 28 said that Saha had injured his thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and hence would miss a number of matches.
BCCI has, however, not mentioned the nature of his injury. This has given rise to speculations that Saha was dropped due to bad performances in the matches he did play this year. And is the BCCI trying to hush up the matter?
Several have raised doubts over the fact that Saha's rehabilitation process might have been botched by BCCI's medical team.
Bangalore Mirror contacted Tufan Ghosh, the National Cricket Academy chief operating officer, to know what is wrong with Saha. Tufan in turn gave them a bizarre reply saying, " There has been no bungling. Why are you bothered? It’s not life threatening!”
But the injuries may completely stall Saha's career. And with Dinesh Karthik and Parthiv Patel already ahead in the race of being selected as the wicketkeeper-batsman in the team, Saha may never get a chance to play again for the Indian side.
Saha's wife Romi, gave a clearer picture about the cricketer's health. In an interview to Bangalore Mirror, she said, "Saha had gone to the NCA after he came back from South Africa due to hamstring injury. It was during the check-up that he came to know about the shoulder trouble. He went through rehab and was cleared to play the IPL. He was given an injection on his right shoulder. During IPL he experienced trouble again and missed five games. He was treated by the physios with Hyderabad. He came back, injured his thumb and missed the final and the subsequent one-off Test against Afghanistan. Since then he has been under the NCA observation."
However, with no clear communication from BCCI over Saha's return, the cricketer may soon have to resign himself to his fate and hang his boots before time. Saha will look to keep his hopes high and strive for a speedy recovery to get back on the field soon.
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Last Updated Jul 22, 2018, 12:11 PM IST