Wriddhiman Saha may undergo shoulder surgery, confirms being physically unwell
BCCI announced 18 member squad for first three Test’s against England on Wednesday, starting from August 1. As expected, name of Wriddhiman Saha was not seen in the list of players as he confirmed being physically unwell due to a shoulder injury. Most likely he will undergo a shoulder surgery and his availability is in serious question for quite some time.
Amidst assumptions related to his thumb injury, a revelation has been made through his official twitter handle that the reason he won’t feature in the Test series is due to the shoulder injury which he has been suffering from the last five months.
“Yes! Wriddhi is physically unwell and may not be there in the upcoming England Test series… we are going through a bad phase and crisis.. thanks to all fans, well-wishers and people who are there beside us, during this time,” the statement read.
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) July 19, 2018
Even Rohit Sharma showed a positive gesture despite he himself was not included in the Test squad.
Sun will rise again tomorrow ?
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 18, 2018
Dinesh Karthik will keep wickets in place of Saha in the upcoming Test series. It will be a golden opportunity for Karthik as he is striving hard over the years to cement a place in the Indian outfit. The recent heroics against Bangladesh in the Nidahas trophy brought the classy right handed batsman into limelight .
Fortunately for Dinesh Karthik, it was the match between his side Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad wherein Saha picked up the thumb injury which saw him out of the game with immediate effect.
Indian Test squad for first three Tests in England: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Shami, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav