Indian wicket-keeper batsman –Wriddhiman Saha is recovering from a hamstring injury, which he picked up during the Freedom Series in South Africa. He said on the same that he is currently focusing on getting fully fit and match ready instead of thinking about the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
Saha was signed up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs. 5 crore for his services in the upcoming 11th edition of the IPL 2018, which is scheduled to start from April 7 in Mumbai.
As per IANS, Saha said, “I am not thinking about the IPL at the moment. My focus is solely on getting fully fit and match ready. There is still time and I want to think about the IPL when I join the team. I was out of the game for some time and I really want to get back to match fitness as soon as possible.”
Saha, who made the record of having 10 catches in a single Test, surpassing M.S. Dhoni (9), during the first Test of the three-match series in Cape Town, further said of his injury, “I felt bad that I had to come back after the first Test. But injuries are part of life as a cricketer and I am happy that the team did well overall on the tour.”
On being asked about the ongoing Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, where Rohit Sharma is leading India, Saha said Men in Blue are the hot favorites to clinch the T20I Tri-series. He signed off by saying, “India are the favorites. We have a strong side and I am hopeful we will do very well.”