India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha underwent a laberal repair surgery in Manchester under the supervision of the BCCI medial team on Wednesday.

While his teammates were busy playing the first Test at Edgbaston, Saha went under the knives to treat his injured shoulder.  The BCCI took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing:

“Here’s wishing @Wriddhipops a speedy recovery. He underwent a labral repair surgery in Manchester today under the supervision of BCCI Medical Team.”

Saha’s injury created quite a stir in the Indian cricketing fraternity. He was initially sidelined with a thumb injury he had sustained in the Indian Premier League.


Wriddhiman Saha suffered the injury during the IPL (Credits: BCCI)

The Bengal star subsequently missed the final of the competition. He also didn’t feature in the one-off Test against Afghanistan. But he was in line to play in the ongoing Test series against England.  However, the BCCI later revealed that the keeper-batsman is suffering from a shoulder injury.

The late confirmation from BCCI made many speculate that Saha’s problem was compounded by a “bungled” rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

“Wriddhiman’s rehabilitation has been a complete goof up. The NCA physio has bungled it big time. Now only a surgery can put him back on track. Once he is done with surgery, he will not touch the bat for at least two months and then rehab will start,” PTI had quoted a senior BCCI official in a report in July

Saha would be wishing that the surgery puts an end to his miseries this year. He has already suffered several setbacks this year and would be desperate to return to action soon.

Wriddhiman Saha has not played since the IPL (Credits: BCCI)

After he scored 0 and 8 in the first Test of the year, against South Africa, he suffered a hamstring injury. He then returned home. The 33-year old then went on to miss the IPL final, Afghanistan Test and the ongoing series in England.

Meanwhile, Saha could also miss the tour to Australia later this year if he does not recover well in time.