On February 19 of this year, Indian wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha had berated journalist Boria Majumdar on his official Twitter profile for using intimidating language on the messaging application ‘WhatsApp’. Saha had shared screenshots of his conversation with Majumdar after the player failed to respond to his request for an interview. “You didn’t call, I will never interview you again. I don’t take insults kindly. And I will remember this. This wasn’t something ypu (you) should have done,” the screenshot read.
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In May, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) banned Majumdar for two years; the decision was made by the BCCI Apex Council, following a commission’s investigative report into allegations leveled by Saha.
After more than four months since the incident, Saha opened up controversy and revealed that the journalist “has done things like that before too”.
“My goal was to show that a journalist can go so far as to get an interview. Later I heard that he has also done such things before, which is why BCCI intervened and punished him. I didn’t speak initially because I have a contract with BCCI,” Saha told Sports today.
The 37-year-old Indian wicketkeeper batter went on to add that Majumdar did not regret his actions, prompting the player to make the screenshots public.
“I didn’t feel like talking about it in the first place, because in the end everyone has their own career. But if the other person isn’t even sorry, how long can you keep silent?” said Saha.
Previously, Saha made an impressive return to action in the 2022 Indian Premier League, taking the title with Gujarat Titans. Saha played as an opener for the franchise, scoring 317 runs in 11 innings, breaking three half centuries. However, the wicketkeeper batter is not part of the international set-up, as he was dropped from the Test team in March for the side’s two-game series against Sri Lanka.