‘My injury was not mishandled but there was some miscommunication’ – Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha is arguably the best wicketkeeper in the world at the moment.
Updated - Nov 9, 2019 12:52 pm
Wriddhiman Saha sustained a thumb injury in IPL 2018 followed by a shoulder surgery because of which he was not available for the selections. But, there were questions raised over BCCI medical team because they couldn’t find the actual problem in the shoulder of Indian glovemen before it got aggravated. And, recently in an interview, he opened up on his time recovering from a career-ending injury.
The Bengal-born wicketkeeper is moving in mid-thirties but is still one of the best glovemen across the globe. He has taken 103 catches and has dismissed 12 batsmen through his stumpings.
Wriddhiman Saha reacts on his delayed return
In an exclusive interview to Times Now, the Indian gloveman was asked if his injury was mishandled and what was the reason behind his delayed comeback. Saha said that it was not mishandled and according to him there was some miscommunication. He also added that he always wants to remain positive, so he never looked into the negative aspects related to it. It was difficult for him in order to recover from the injury but the medical team helped him a lot.
“It was not a case of mishandling rather I would say there was some sort of miscommunication. Post my surgery, whatever exercises the medical team used to give me I enjoyed them a lot and gave me 100 per cent. And I had a gala time with all the physios, the medical staff and the players present there at that time, and hence it didn’t become boring. I just remained positive with just one thing in my mind – to get back to the cricket field again!” Wriddhiman Saha told Times Now.
He was also questioned about, how it feels to do keeping against the best bowling line-up in the world. Saha recited that every pacer in the team bowls at a mark of 140+ kmph or above. And, it is a big challenge keeping up with the improving bowling attack.
“The Indian bowling attack is arguably the best in the world at the moment. Every pacer in our team is bowling at 140+ (kmph) nowadays regardless of the conditions. Yes, it was definitely a big challenge keeping up with the improving bowling attack and hopefully, I did well (smiles),” he added.
Saha was picked by the selectors on India tour of West Indies but got his first appearance of the year during the Test series against Proteas.