SunRisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami is confident that none of the players or members of the support staff breached any bio-bubble protocols which is why he is perplexed as to how Wriddhiman Saha contracted the virus.
Saha and Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra testing positive for the Wuhan virus was the final nail in the coffin for the 14th season of the IPL as the BCCI suspended the league with immediate effect, hours after the duo tested positive.
The IPL was rocked with multiple Covid cases on Monday when it emerged that the Kolkata Knight Riders’ duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive.
Later, it emerged that Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and a bus driver had also tested positive.
“I think everything started going in a different direction once we traveled to Delhi. I’m pretty confident that none of our team members or our staff breached any protocols of the bubble. I can’t really give any guarantee where it came from, but from our point and the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise’s side, I don’t think we breached any protocols,” Shreevats Goswami told Cricket.com.
It could be possible that the virus was transmitted to Wriddhiman Saha when SunRisers Hyderabad played against Chennai Super Kings in Delhi on April 28.
But, as Shreevats Goswami admitted, there is no guarantee about that fact either.
Goswami further added that he was surprised by the fact that given the fact that all members of the squad were in close contact with Wriddhiman Saha, shy
“I can’t really confirm how that happened. It could have happened with him getting it through CSK players, but again, I’m assuming it. There’s no certainty to that. It’s quite surprising that if he got it, how come none of us who were in close contact with him got it. It’s just very surprising that the virus can bits reach own protocol and enter a bubble,” Shreevats Goswami added.