While India is observing a nationwide lock down amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, citizens are keeping themselves in their homes to curb the further contamination of the virus. Unfortunately, even in such troubling times, a burglary attempt has just taken place, and the victim is Team India’s wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha!
The robbery was attempted at Wriddhiman Saha’s ancestral home in Shaktigarh area of Siliguri. However, the wicket keeping batsman’s uncles, who live near the house, thwarted the burglary and informed the police after the attempt took place yesterday.
According to reports, there were six perpetrators, who attempted to break into the house Friday night. However, they failed to steal any items, and took off in their car after Saha’s uncle gathered the neighbours and informed the police. Investigations about the incident and the identity of the perpetrators is going on with the help of CCTV cameras installed in the home.
Saha, who currently lives in South Kolkata, was disheartened on the robbery attempt.
“It’s really unfortunate. We only had heard about burglary during our childhood days… Hopefully, police will look into the matter,” the 35 year old said today.
Jayanta Bhowmick, Saha’s childhood cricket coach said that the perpetrators were well-informed about the empty house.
“Apparently the miscreants knew about this and attempted the burglary by entering through back door around 2am on Friday. But his uncles who stay in the nearby locality shouted and alerted the police,” Bhowmick said.
Saha is an inevitable part of India’s red ball cricket squad, and has made 37 appearances in the format. He made his international Test debut against South Africa in February 2010, and has scored 1238 runs. The Bengal cricket team star scored a stormy 64 runs in the Ranji trophy final against Sautrashtra cricket team back in early March.
Saha’s ODI career has been comparatively sporadic, with only 9 appearances for the Men in Blue, his last being against Sri Lanka in November 2014. He currently plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, and has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in the past.