BCCI Secretary Jay Shah
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will talk to Indian wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha regarding his contentious tweet that revealed a journalist’s chat with the latter. On Saturday, Saha shared a screenshot of his chat with an unknown journalist, where the media personnel was demanding an exclusive interview from the player.

Saha’s revelation was made on the same day he was snubbed from the Test squad for India’s upcoming home bilateral series against Sri Lanka.

“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 mentioned in his tweet with a screenshot attached to it.

Jay Shah Will Certainly Speak To Wriddhiman Saha Over His Tweet: Arun Dhumal

The cricket fraternity backs Wriddhiman Saha for his chats with an anonymous journalist

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha (Image Credit: Twitter)

Saha found solidarity from many of the former Indian players like Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri, Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh and Pragyan Ojha for being mistreated by the anonymous journalist. Many of them asked the Bengal player to disclose the identity of the scribe in public.

We will ask Wriddhiman Saha about his tweet: Arun Dhumal

Reports had suggested that the Indian board is set to make an enquiry about the controversial tweet. Recently, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that BCCI secretary Jay Shah will speak to the Indian player about the matter and get more details about it.

BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah, Arun Dhumal
BCCI officials. (Photo: Twitter)

“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,” Dhumal told news agency PTI.

Since Rishabh Pant made his Test debut for India in 2018 in England, Saha has just played nine Tests for the Indian team as he was considered a second-choice gloveman in red-ball cricket.

After being snubbed for the Sri Lanka Tests, Saha revealed that chief selector Chetan Sharma had told him that they are planning to groom youngsters so he won’t be selected. The Bengal player also said that head coach Rahul Dravid suggested him consider retirement.

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