IPL 2021: SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha reveals possible source of Covid-19-Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha pointed out on Saturday that he might have contracted the coronavirus after his interactions with the Chennai Super Kings players and support staff post their game at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
SRH and CSK played Match 23 in the capital city on April 28 which the latter won by 7 wickets. Just 5 days after the game, CSK bowling Laxmipathy Balaji tested positive for Covid-19.
A day later, Saha also returned a positive Covid result to become the fourth player at the time to contract the virus. The rising cases forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with immediate effect.
Barely 24 hours after the postponement of the league, CSK batting coach Michael Hussey also tested positive for Covid on May 5, taking the tournament’s Covid tally to 6.
Saha has now recovered from the virus and even returned home to Kolkata from Delhi to be with his family on May 18. He now claims that he might have got the virus after mingling with the “CSK guys” post their game last month.
“We used the airport, landed in Delhi and even played the CSK game there. So if I had contracted the virus at the airport, the symptoms could’ve shown up before or during the CSK game itself.
“The day before I returned positive, 2 to 4 CSK members showed symptoms. And two days before that, we had played versus Chennai and I was present at the ground. I had interacted with a few CSK guys during practice, so I feel that could have been the source,” Saha told Sportskeeda.
SRH were dead last on the points table with just 1 win from 7 games before the IPL 2021 got postponed. Just 29 out of the scheduled 60 matches were played in the tournament till May 2.