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Saha shares ‘shameful’ stream of messages from journalist

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Wriddhiman Saha found support from his former teammates, and cricket followers after he posted a screenshot of a stream of text messages he received from a journalist.

The Bengal keeper who was recently dropped from the India Test side, took to social media to reveal a set of messages that he had received.

His tweet read: “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.”

The tweet included a screenshot of a one-sided stream of messages, allegedly sent by a journalist.

They read, “Do an interview with me”, “will be good”, “If you want to be democratic I won’t push”, “They choose one wicketkeeper. Whoever is the best. You try to choose 11 journalists which is not the best according to me. Choose whoever can help the most”, “You did not call. Never again will I interview you. I don’t take insults kindly. And I will remember this”, and “This wasn’t something ypu (sic) should have done.”

Soon after Saha had shared these messages there was an outpour of support from his former team-mates and ex-cricketers. All of them backed the keeper, with some asking him to call out the journalist.

A number of journalists also took to twitter to show their support for Saha and slam such conduct.


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