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Wriddhiman Saha questions whether 2021 Indian T20 League’s bio-bubble was foolproof

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India wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha isn’t convinced that the bio-bubble in the recently postponed Indian T20 league was foolproof. The 36-year-old was also one of the players affected by the Covid-19 virus while in the bubble

In an interview with the Press Trust of India (PTI), Saha opened up on why the tournament should have been staged in the UAE like the 2020 edition

"I don't know what would have happened, but definitely I feel it would have been better off in UAE this time as well. It's for the stakeholders to look into it,” Saha said.

He also mentioned how the bio-bubble in the UAE last year was more secure and tighter than the one in India. “The only thing I would say is that there was not a single individual during our training in UAE (last year), not even a ground staff. Here there would be people, kids peeping from nearby walls

The veteran cricketer has been picked in India’s Test squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match series against England in the United Kingdom (UK) this summer. 

After recovering from the deadly virus, Saha will soon join the Indian team at their hotel in Mumbai where the England-bound squad is presently quarantining. Speaking from his home in Kolkata, the experienced gloveman also provided an update on his fitness levels. 

"I'm doing all normal activities, there's no fatigue, body ache or any weakness. Currently, I'm doing some fitness routine at home but the actual fitness training will start after I join the team in Mumbai.” 

Saha has played 38 Tests for India, but he has not been a part of the playing XI since the Adelaide Test in December 2020. With Rishabh Pant in the squad as first-choice wicket-keeper, it remains to be seen whether he will make a return to the Test side later this year.

Featured Image: AFP/ Noah Seelam

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