Wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha has shared a screenshot of messages where a prominent journalist is threatening him for ignoring his messages and calls. Saha has been dropped from the Indian team ahead of the two-match Test against Sri Lanka. He hasn’t been a regular feature in the playing XI since December 2020. At that time, he played the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy where the team lost by eight wickets.
Next game, Rishabh Pant was included in the team, and since then, the Siliguri-born player played just one more game against New Zealand last year. In that game, he was injured and only batted for the team. KS Bharat kept the wickets for the team. On the other hand, Pant became an integral part of the team in the last year. Meanwhile, the 37-year-old shared a screenshot of messages he got and was visibly upset.
“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,” Saha posted via his Twitter account on Saturday alongside what appears to be a screenshot of a series of messages from the alleged journalist.
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. pic.twitter.com/woVyq1sOZX
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) February 19, 2022
The right-hander further went on to speak about his axing from the Indian team and revealed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had assured him that he don’t have to worry about anything till he is the BCCI President. “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,” he said, as quoted by News 18.
Saha also said that head coach Rahul Dravid suggested him to consider retirement. “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,” an explosive Wriddhiman told 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,” he added.