'I was certainly scared' - Wriddhiman Saha talks of his dreadful experience of contracting COVID-19

‘I was certainly scared’ – Wriddhiman Saha talks of his dreadful experience of contracting COVID-19

Saha just played two matches for SRH in the first half of the IPL 2021.

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha of SRH. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The IPL 2021 got suspended right in the middle of the season amid the COVID-19 scare across teams. It initially started with just one or two cases but gradually positive reports started popping up from all the teams. In the same line, SRH wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha opened up on his experience of contracting the virus. Though Saha is recovering well now, he added how he was much scared in the initial days.

Saha just played two seasons in the first half of the IPL 2021 and as per VVS Laxman, he was all set to play the match against Rajasthan. However, it was reported that the Bengal wasn’t in his prime health that day and had to sit out on the bench. Just before the tournament was called off, Saha tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated immediately from the rest of the team members.

“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,” said Saha while speaking to Anandbazar Patrika.

 The wicketkeeper-batsman also opened up on how he identified his initial symptoms of the virus. He started feeling tired, chills and cough had begun. However, he tested negative for the next two rounds of testing and eventually returned a positive result during the 3rd test. By that time, he was already down with fever and was not allowed to leave his room.

Everyone in the family was very worried: Wriddhiman Saha

“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,” added Saha.

However, Saha concluded that he has recovered well and is doing completely fine and would only be able to tell about his fatigue once he is back to the practice sessions.