Journalist has neither got in touch with me nor has he apologised: Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha has played 40 Tests for India scoring 1353 runs at an average close to 30.
Updated - Feb 23, 2022 4:03 pm
Indian veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha was recently threatened by a journalist for not accepting an interview and he shared a screenshot of the chat with the journalist on Twitter. A lot of former cricketers had come in support of the 37-year-old and asked him to reveal the name of the journalist so that the other players do not get affected due to it. Saha has been refraining from naming the journalist and BCCI has started the investigation on it.
The Bengal lad is one of the best keepers in the country in terms of technique and has made some important contributions for the side over the years. However, the Chetan Sharma-led selector committee is looking to groom KS Bharat as the backup wicketkeeper and have dropped Saha from the Indian Test squad for the upcoming home Tests against Sri Lanka. Saha has also not opted to take part in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season despite being informed by BCCI.
Have never behaved badly with any journalist: Wriddhiman Saha
Saha noted that he was deeply hurt by the way journalists disrespected him and revealed that he had posted the screenshot in order to create awareness about the journalist’s behaviour. He also mentioned that the journalist who had sent the message hasn’t contacted him yet about an apology despite going viral on social media.
“I am hurt with the message of the journalist. Neither have I ever behaved badly with any journalist nor have they misbehaved with me. But this was uncalled for. I wanted to expose him so that people know that the world of journalism has such people,”
“The said journalist has neither got in touch with me nor has he apologized,” Saha said in an exclusive interview to Zee Media on Wednesday
Saha confirmed that BCCI contacted him to investigate the matter and reckoned that he will not reveal the name of the journalist according to his principles. The right-hander was recently picked up by the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 mega auction and he has denied any plans of retirement despite not being in the plans of the selectors.
“After my tweet, BCCI has got in touch with me through email and through the phone. They are investigating the matter. I will cooperate with them.
“I don’t want to reveal his identity because these are my morals and I live by principles. I always feel that I should give someone a second chance. This is the second chance that I want to give him for the time being,” he added