Wriddhiman Saha shares the force screenshot for interview and then with arrogant tones to agree with them.
“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 in his tweet with the screenshot.
On Saturday, the Indian Committee Commission for Chetan Sharma announced the Indian team for T20i and a stress series against Sri Lanka, leaving Wriddhiman Saha Squad.
It is not a big veteran, who said he was informed about the Commission's decision to choose it on South Rahul Dravid. In a sports interview, Saha said, “After the Test against New Zealand, Dada texted me, congratulating me for my innings and boosted my confidence. So, when Rahul bhai called me, I thought maybe he wanted to talk to me about his plans.”
Explaining his decision on senior wicket-keeper Saha failing to make the cut, the Chairman of selection committee Sharma said, “I can’t tell you on what grounds he has been dropped. That’s for selectors. All I can tell you is that he was told before and asked to play the Ranji trophy, which is the ladder for the Indian team. What we discussed between ourselves we can’t tell you.”
“Why he did not play Ranji, the state association CAB can tell you that. That is not my jurisdiction. As selectors, we wanted them to play. We are not looking at age. When there are youngsters sitting outside, we thought we shall give chance. For these two test matches. But it’s important to play Ranji. Else, how will we know if you are match-ready?
Wriddhiman Saha has received support from all quarters after he shared a screenshot of messages from a "journalist". Virender Sehwag was among the first to come out in support of Saha, and now former India coach Ravi Shastri too has reacted to the controversy. Shastri said it was "shocking a player being threatened by a journo" and asked BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to look into the matter.