A tweet went viral on the social media platform, and all the cricket fans were stunned to learn of this. Indian test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, who was dropped from the Indian test side, shared a screenshot on Saturday. He showed a screenshot of a disturbing and rude message from one journalist, who was forcing him to do an interview.
Many ex-cricketers came out in support of Saha over the matter of that unknown journalist. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir also came up with a tweet supporting Saha. He said that it was an unfortunate incident and very disappointing to see all of this happening on a public platform. Former opener also pointed out that there are other better ways to ask for an interview. He added, “I’m sure there are better ways to ask for an interview! I hope better sense prevails in future.”
The veteran wicket-keeper also shared his conversation he had with BCCI president Sourabh Ganguly. And he also added that the management has made it clear to him that they would be looking at other players as a back-up wicket-keeper.
Earlier than Gambhir, many other ex-cricketers expressed their dissatisfaction with this situation.Former head coach Ravi Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ohja, and Irfan Pathan also offered support to the wicket-keeper batsman. Shastri asked BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to look into this matter.
Former Head Coach urged BCCI President to look into this matter
Former head coach said it’s shocking that an international player is getting threatened by a journalist. And he also pointed out that this kind of events are so often happening with players. Shastri said that the BCCI should dive in and investigate this. He further added that Saha is truly a team man and this is a serious matter against him.
Wriddhiman Saha batsman stated while sharing the screenshot that he was disappointed with the way he was treated. He also stated that he has done so much for Indian cricket that he did not expect such behaviour from a “Respected” journalist! He also stated that this is not real journalism that he has faced from that unknown journalist.
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag was also among those cricketers who showed this disappointment. Sehwag expressed that such kind of people are not journalist nor respected. He also used “chamchagiri” for the journalist. The Nawab of Najafgarh tweeted in support of the wicket-keeper. He said this is totally disrespectful. You can’t call him a journalist. It’s just sycophancy.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the Board of Cricket Control in India has asked Saha to give the name of the journalist who misbehaved with him. So that they can take further action regarding this.