In an interview on Sunday, former India captain Sourav Ganguly lashed out at a reporter for threatening veteran Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.
“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 posted screenshots of an interview he was forced into by a journalist who threatened him before the interview. In response to the tweet, Shastri hit out at the journalist for abusing his position and urged Ganguly to investigate the matter, since it has happened with other players as well.
“Shocking a player being threatened by a journo. Blatant position abuse. Something that’s happening too frequently with #TeamIndia. Time for the BCCI PREZ to dive in. Find out who the person is in the interest of every cricketer. This is serious coming from ultimate team man WS,” Shastri tweeted.
Chairman of Selectors, Chetan Sharam did not provide any details concerning Saha’s exclusion from the Kanpur Test, in which he scored a valiant 61 against New Zealand. ”We don’t always take age into consideration. We are unable to explain the decision to drop Wriddhi. When you don’t play for a long time, you start to think of the youngsters. Moreover, I am not sure why Saha won’t play in the Ranji Trophy. That isn’t my area of responsibility and is a matter for state units to handle,” stated Chetan during a recent virtual press conference.