Indian wicket-keeper and batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday shared screenshot from the unnamed journalist who vowed to never interview the cricketer. The issue has blown into a storm with several cricketers slamming the media person for ‘sense of entitlement’ with former India head coach Ravi Shastri urging BCCI president to step into the matter.
Taking to his official Twitter account on Sunday, Wriddhiman Saha slammed the journalist wrote that after all the contributions made by him to Indian cricket this is what he is facing from a so-called journalist. In the screenshot shared the Journalist in his message stated that he will never interview the wicket-keeper ever again.
Saha, after being dropped from India’s Test squad, in an interview claimed that he was given assurances by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to not worry about anything as long as he’s at the helm of affairs.
The 37-year-old Saha also revealed details of a discussions he had with Rahul Dravid in which the India head coach asked him to consider retirement. On February 19, the cricketer told mediapersons that when he had hit an unbeaten 61 taking a pain-killer in the first test against New Zealand in Kanpur last November, Sourav Ganguly had congratulated him 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 added, according to media reports.
Dravid, on his part has said he’s not hurt by the revelations and instead said Saha deserved the clarity. “I’m actually not hurt at all. I have deep respect for Wriddhi and his achievements and his contribution to Indian cricket. My conversation came from that place. I think he deserved honesty and clarity," Dravid said on Sunday.
But what further rattled an already upset Saha is when he received threatening messages from a journalist on his phone, a screenshot of which he shared on his Twitter page. He slammed the state of journalism today and said that after all he has contributed to Indian cricket this is what he faces from a respected journalist.
In the screenshot shared by Saha, it could be seen that the “journalist” asked him for an interview and when the 37-year-old wicketkeeper decided against it, he was threatened.
“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 wrote while sharing the picture of the chat.
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
Meanwhile, former India crickters Virender Sehwag slammed the “journalist”, Harbhajan Singh backed Saha and asked him to name the person.
“Extremely sad. Such sense of entitlement, neither is he respected nor a journalist, just chamchagiri. With you Wriddhi,” wrote Sehwag.