India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is raring to comeback on the cricket field after undergoing a successful surgery for a fracture sustained on his right ring finger during the Pink ball Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata.
“It’s like a normal fracture. It should not take more than five weeks to recover. I will take some rest at home and then the rehab process (at the National Cricket Academy) will follow,” Saha told PTI in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Reflecting on the day-night Test Saha stated that the conditions were challenging especially during the twilight period.
“It was definitely challenging, especially under lights in the twilight period. The conditions were also hazy. The fielders at the boundary line were not able to sight the ball at one go,” Saha said.
“I guess we would not have faced this problem if the match was held in summer and not during winter,” he added.
“I wish the background (sightscreen) was brighter so the visibility could have been a bit better. The pink ball was definitely challenging,” he explained further.
Speaking on the SG ball, the 35-year-old said, “It’s like the SG ball we were used to getting in the domestic one-dayers. There will be movements when the ball is new but when there’s a bit of dew you won’t get any swing at all.”
“I think maximum matches would be in red ball only and this can be one-off in between. Whatever may be the colour of the ball or the conditions, we will always be prepared. It’s up to the BCCI to take the call,” he concluded.
Earlier, the BCCI released a statement saying Saha was recovering well after the surgery.
“The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha undergoes a surgical fixation of the fracture. Subsequently, he underwent successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru,” BCCI wrote in their statement.
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