Saha is in the Test squad for India’s upcoming tour of England, while Krishna has been named as a standby
Wriddhiman Saha and Amit Mishra have announced their respective recoveries from Covid-19. Both players had tested positive for the virus on May 4, the same day that IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely.
ESPNcricinfo has understood that Prasidh Krishna, who tested positive on May 8, has also recovered from Covid-19.
Saha is part of the India squad that is due to tour England for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, followed by a five-Test series against the hosts. Krishna is one of the four players named as stand-bys. These two, along with KL Rahul, who has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with appendicitis, had been named in the squad subject to clearing fitness tests.
The England-bound India squad is set to begin its pre-departure quarantine in Mumbai on Wednesday, but Saha is expected to join his team-mates later, having received the BCCI’s permission to spend some time with his family in Kolkata.
The real heroes. Our Frontline workers. All I can say post my recovery is, You have my support and heartfelt appreciation for all you do.
We are deeply grateful to you for all the sacrifices that you and your family are making.
.#grateful #coronawarriors #bcci #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/Wg3vbqd42j
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 18, 2021
Both Saha and Mishra announced their recoveries via Twitter on Tuesday. Mishra, the Delhi Capitals legspinner, did so while expressing his gratitude to healthcare workers.
GMT 1700 The story was updated with the news of Saha and Krishna’s respective recoveries.