Wriddhiman Saha said Team India head coach Rahul Dravid had asked him to consider retiring.© BCCI
Veteran wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, who has been dropped from the Indian Test team, revealed on Saturday that team management led by head coach Rahul Dravid had told him to think about “retirement” as he will no longer be eligible for selection. PTI reported on February 8 that Wriddhiman has withdrawn from the Ranji Trophy after being told he will not be selected in the Indian team. “The team management had told me that I would not qualify from now on. I couldn’t say this as long as I was part of the Indian team lineup,” an explosive Wriddhiman told media on Saturday.
“Even coach Rahul Dravid suggested that I think about retiring,” he said of secret talks with the head coach.
Wriddhiman also lashed out at BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who he claimed assured him not to worry about his place on the team.
“When I hit an undefeated 61 who took a painkiller in the first test against New Zealand in Kanpur last November, Dadi (as Sourav was called by Bangladeshi players) congratulated me on Whatsapp.
“He even said that I don’t have to worry about anything as long as he is at the helm of the BCCI. Such a message from the chairman of the board has really boosted my confidence. But I did not understand why everything changed so quickly,” he added. he to it.
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