Wriddhiman Saha was one of the few players who tested positive for covid-19, which led to the suspension of the Indian Premier League. VVS Laxman, mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad is surprised about Saha testing positive for the deadly virus, despite all precautions being in place.
VVS Laxman revealed that the wicketkeeper felt a bit unwell, a day before their match against Rajasthan Royals, and was put into isolation on an immediate basis. However, to Laxman’s shock, Wriddhiman Saha returned a positive test for covid-19 on Tuesday, prior to their match against Mumbai Indians.
“I wish Wriddhiman Saha a full and speedy recovery. Wriddhi was slated to play Sunday’s match against Rajasthan Royals but felt a little under the weather on Saturday night. We immediately placed him in isolation and, despite our prayers, he returned a positive test. We are still wondering how, despite taking all precautions, Wriddhi got infected,” Laxman wrote.
Delhi Capitals spinner, Amit Mishra had also tested positive for covid-19, which lead to the eventual suspension of the league. Laxman revealed that there was unrest and anxiety among the SRH squad, as they awaited their test results.
“That even carefully structured bubbles can be breached is another lesson in our battle against the coronavirus — to never let our guard down. We had full confidence in the protocols that had been put in place even when we moved from one city to another, but once we learnt of the positive tests in the KKR and CSK camp, our apprehensions mounted,” said Laxman.
The former Indian batsman revealed that the SRH team members had mingled with the CSK squad after their match, which led to the anxiety. Earlier this week, a few members of the CSK camp had tested positive for covid-19.
“We [SRH] had just finished a match against CSK and several of us caught up with old friends, so there was understandable anxiety and unrest until the test results were out,” he added.