Wriddhiman Saha is said not to reveal the identity of the journalist “who threatened him” if BCCI wants the name

Veteran wicketkeeper batsman from India Wriddhiman Saha will not reveal the name of the journalist who threatened him, even if asked by the BCCI.

Wriddhiman Saha remains silent on journalist's identity when BCCI asks for names (Reuters Photo)

Wriddhiman Saha remains silent on journalist’s identity when BCCI asks for names (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wriddhiman Saha shared a screenshot of his conversation with an unnamed journalist
  • The journalist in question appeared to be threatening Saha for not agreeing to speak to him
  • Wriddhiman Saha said he would not reveal the journalist’s identity if BCCI asked for names

Veteran Indian wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha has said he will not reveal the identity of the journalist who threatened him, even if asked by the BCCI. Saha went on to explain that he has not received any message from BCCI and even if she asks them he will not reveal his name, claiming that he never meant to harm anyone’s career.

“I have not yet received any communication from the BCCI. If they ask me to provide the (journalist’s) name, I would tell them that it was never my intention to harm anyone’s career, to put anyone down. That’s why I didn’t reveal the name in my tweet. That’s not what my parents taught. The main purpose of my tweet was to expose the fact that there is someone in the media who does things like this and disregards a player’s wish,” Saha was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

“It wasn’t fair what I was trying to say through my tweets. Whoever did it knows very well. I posted these tweets because I didn’t want players to be confronted with such things. I wanted to get the message across what what was done was wrong and nobody should do it again,” added Saha.

Saha, 37, who was dropped from the India team, had taken to Twitter to claim that a “distinguished” journalist had struck an aggressive tone after refusing to grant him an interview. “After all my contributions to Indian cricket…this is what I experience from a so-called ‘distinguished’ journalist! Journalism has disappeared here,” Saha tweeted.

Following his tweet, former head coach Ravi Shastri and former stars including Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Sigh came forward in support of him and asked him to reveal the journalist’s name. “Yes we will ask Wriddhiman about his tweet and what the real incident is. We need to know if he was threatened and also the background and context of his tweet. I can not say more. The Secretary (Jay Shah) will certainly speak to Wriddhiman,” BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal told PTI on Monday.

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