India’s premier Test wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha, who hails from West Bengal, will undergo a major shoulder surgery at Manchester in the United Kingdom (UK) by the end of July or early August as decided by Board of Control for Cricket in India and Saha.

Meanwhile, Saha’s wife Romi Saha will accompany him and her Visa application is in process. BCCI wants Saha to reach the UK at the earliest.

According to a report in News18, BCCI gave two choices from where he can do his surgery.

Furthermore, the cricketer from Bengal will need at least six to eight months to recover fully.

BCCI informed him that surgery is the only option and that he could decide between Mumbai or Manchester for the surgery. The board has forwarded his wife’s visa application and the process shall cease to complete at the earliest,” the report states.

Wriddhiman Saha
Photo Credit: PTI.

The surgery will take place either at the end of this month or early next month, depending on when they finally arrive in England. It is too early to speak about his return. A call can only be taken after taking a look at his recovery speed. It could be anything between 6 to 8 months,” it added.

Previously, everybody was of the view that Wriddhiman Saha hasn’t recovered from his thumb injury.

However, it has now emerged he has a major shoulder problem which he sustained in South Africa.

As of now, he is out of contention for the tour to Australia later this year. Meanwhile, the entire blame is now on National Cricket Academy (NCA) for their misdoing in the rehabilitation procedure.

Wriddhiman Saha
Photo Credit: BCCI.

Saha’s rehabilitation had been completely goofed up. The NCA physio bungled it. Once the surgery is over, he will not touch the bat for at least two months and then the rehab will start,” it concludes.

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