Wriddhiman Saha confident of recovering from finger injury in five weeks
Saha fractured his ring finger in the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh.
Updated - Nov 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Ever since India’s tour of South Africa early in 2018, Wriddhiman Saha has had his fair share of tussles with injuries. He couldn’t play Test cricket for more than one and half years. Rishabh Pant took his place and Saha could re-stamp his authority only from the home Tests versus the Proteas. In the meantime, injuries came back to haunt the Bengal veteran yet another time.
During the historic Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he fractured his ring finger. Thereafter, he underwent a surgery and will soon be going through a rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. However, Saha isn’t quite worried about the setback and reckons that he can return to the park in and around five weeks.
“It’s like a normal fracture. It should not take more than five weeks to recover. I will take some rest at home and then the rehab process (at the National Cricket Academy) will follow,” Saha was quoted as saying in India Today.
The pink ball was definitely challenging, says Wriddhiman Saha
Of late, Saha has been lauded for his stupendous glove-work behind the wickets. With the visibility of the pink ball being a topic of discussion over the last few days, Saha was asked about the same. In reply, he said that the fielders in the boundary had a bit of trouble spotting the cherry, especially during the twilight period.
“It was definitely challenging, especially under lights in the twilight period. The conditions were also hazy. The fielders at the boundary line were not able to sight the ball at one go. I guess we would not have faced this problem if the match was held in summer and not during winter,” he stated.
Saha admitted that it was a big challenge, spotting the pink ball. In order to work on that aspect, he suggested making some changes to the sightscreen. “I wish the background (sightscreen) was brighter so the visibility could have been a bit better. The pink ball was definitely challenging,” the wicketkeeper-batsman added.
India won’t be playing a Test until February 21 when the two-match away series against New Zealand starts. Hence, Saha would be having ample time to get himself back in shape.