"It was never my intention to harm someone's career:" Wriddhiman Saha on exposing journalist's name

Wriddhiman Saha posted a screenshot of his chats with a journalist. The screenshot rose to disputes in the Indian cricket fraternity.

Shreya Ghosh
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Wriddhiman Saha took to Twitter and posted a screenshot of his conversation with a journalist. A single screenshot rose to many disputes in the Indian cricket fraternity and media. The veteran wicketkeeper-batter decided to not reveal the name of the journalists and also made it clear that he will not share any details of the journalist even with the BCCI if they ask him to do.


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The unnamed journalist threatened him and send insulting texts. Saha decided to expose the messages to show the world that someone from the media can go to this extent to insult and disrespect a cricketer's wish for not granting him an interview.

Wriddhiman Saha tweeted, "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".

After he made everything public, people from the cricket fraternity came to his support and also asked him to disclose the journalist. Also according to many reports, BCCI will be investigating the matter. While speaking on this with The Indian Express, he said, "I haven't received any communication from the BCCI yet. If they ask me to reveal the name (of the journalist), I would tell them it was never my intention to harm somebody's career, to pull a person down. That's why I didn't reveal the name in my tweet. That's not the teaching of my parents. The main purpose of my tweet was to expose the fact that there's someone in the media who does such things, disrespecting a player's wish."

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It wasn't fair, which I wanted to tell through my tweets: Wriddhiman Saha

Saha further added, "It wasn't fair, which I wanted to tell through my tweets. He who has done it knows it very well. I posted those tweets because I didn't want the players to face such things. I wanted to convey the message that what has been done was wrong and no one else should do it again."

Former head coach Ravi Shastri, former cricketers Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh supported Saha on his horrible experience. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told PTI, "Yes, we will ask Wriddhiman about his tweet and what is the real incident that has happened. We need to know if he was threatened and also the background and context of his tweet. I can't say anything more. The secretary (Jay Shah) will certainly speak to Wriddhiman."

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