IND vs SL: 'I do not take insults kindly': Famous journalist threatened Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha has questioned the state of journalism along with sharing a screenshot of his conversation with a journalist who seemed to be unimpressed.

Wriddhiman Saha plays a shot against New Zealand in Kanpur. (Image: Twitter/BCCI)
By Shurti Banerjee | Feb 20, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Team India wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha has questioned the state of journalism along with sharing a screenshot of his conversation with a journalist who seemed to be unimpressed by the cricketer ignoring his calls for an interview. He also revealed that he was asked by the team management to consider retirement.

“After all of my contributions to Indian cricket..this is what I face from a so called “Respected” journalist! This is where the journalism has gone,” Wriddhiman Saha posted on his Twitter account on Saturday along with sharing the screenshot of a series of messages from the alleged journalist as well.

Meanwhile, after refusing to share the detain at first, Wriddhiman Saha has finally opened up on the conversations that had earlier took place between him and the Indian team management.

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“The team management had told me that I would not be considered henceforth. I could not tell this so long as I was part of the India team setup,” said Wriddhiman Saha to the media persons on Saturday after the announcement of the Test team for Sri Lanka series. “Even coach Rahul Dravid suggested that I think about taking retirement.”

While talking about the discussions with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, he has said that Ganguly assured him not to worry about anything till the time he has been heading the cricket board as well.

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“I failed to understand why everything changed so fast” – Wriddhiman Saha

“When I hit an unbeaten 61 taking a pain-killer in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur last November, Dadi (as Sourav was referred to by Bengal players) congratulated me over WhatsApp. He even mentioned that I should not worry about anything so long as he is at the helm of the BCCI. Such a message from the board president really boosted my confidence. But I failed to understand why everything changed so fast,” Wriddhiman Saha concluded.

On the other hand, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Sunday has bashed at the journalist for threatening Wriddhiman Saha for an interview as well.

Sehwag shared the tweet slamming the reporter, saying, “Extremely sad. Such sense of entitlement, neither is he respected nor a journalist, just chamchagiri. With you Wriddhi.”

Earlier on Saturday, after Saha was dropped from the Test squad, BCCI selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma has shared his views as well.

“Look, age isn’t something we give a lot of credence. On what grounds Wriddhi has been dropped, we can’t tell you. But there comes a time when you start thinking about youngsters when you don’t play for long. Also I don’t know why Saha is not playing Ranji Trophy. That’s not my jurisdiction and that’s what state unit must look into,” said Sharma during the virtual press conference.

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