Wriddhiman Saha had previously shared a screenshot of the controversial lyrics.© AFP
Wicket-keeper batter Wriddhiman Saha has said the journalist, whose controversial lyrics he shared on social media without naming the person, has not yet contacted him or apologized for his behaviour. Saha had shared screenshots of messages from an unnamed journalist last week, asking for an interview of the player. The journalist would later send texts that appeared aggressive in tone after receiving no response from Saha. The case turned into a controversy after Saha shared the screenshot of the lyrics, leading to many former cricketers offering support and the BCCI also taking note of the matter.
Saha clarified in a recent interview with Zee News that the journalist has not contacted him again.
“I have been hurt by the journalist’s message. Neither have I ever behaved badly towards a journalist, nor have they misbehaved towards me. But this was inappropriate. I wanted to expose him so that people know that the journalistic world has such people” , Saha told Zee News.
“The said journalist has not contacted me nor has he apologised,” he added.
The Indian cricketer also revealed that he is in contact with BCCI about this.
“Following my tweet, BCCI contacted me by email and by phone. They are investigating the matter. I will work with them.
“I don’t want to reveal his identity because this is my morality and I live by principles. I always feel like I have to give someone a second chance. This is the second chance I want to give him for now.” he said.
Saha also added that he is not considering retiring despite being dropped from the Indian side of the Test.
“I’m not considering retiring at the moment. I’m going to play IPL and other matches in domestic cricket. I’m shocked and hurt because I got dropped for the next two test series against Sri Lanka. The way I played in the last game against New Zealand I expected to be in the team, but it seems that the selection committee had already made up their mind and decided to drop me,” he explained.
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