Wriddhiman Saha, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman, recently spoke about the controversy surrounding senior journalist Boria Majumdar and him. Saha discussed the tweets that prompted the BCCI to ban Majumdar for two years.
Saha tweeted a screenshot of a conversation from WhatsApp earlier this year, alleging that a journalist had threatened him for not giving an interview before the selection of the Indian team. Back then, Saha withheld the identity of the journalist, but after the BCCI looked into the matter, Boria Majumdar was revealed as the reporter, and he was given a two-year ban.
Wriddhiman Saha speaks about the Boria Majumdar controversy
Wriddhiman Saha criticized journalist Boria Majumdar for using threatening language on WhatsApp on February 19, 2022, on his official Twitter profile. Saha had shared screenshots of his WhatsApp conversation with Majumdar after the player did not respond to his interview request.
“You did not call, never again will I interview you. I don’t take insults kindly. And I will remember this. This wasn’t something ypu (you) should have done,” the screenshot said.
Majumdar was given a two-year suspension by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in May. Following a committee’s report on its investigation into the accusations made by Saha, the BCCI Apex Council made the decision.
Now, after 4 months of that infamous controversy surrounding both Saha and Boria Majumdar, the veteran wicketkeeper has revealed what went down behind the scenes. Saha has said that the controversial journalist has done similar things before as well.
“My purpose was to show that a journalist can go to these lengths to get an interview. I got to know later that he has done such things before as well, that is why BCCI stepped in and punished him. I didn’t speak initially because I’m under contract with BCCI,” Saha said.
Saha further added that Majumdar was indifferent following the investigation and the eventual ban. He said that Majumdar showed no regrets for what he has done.
“I also didn’t feel like speaking about it in the first place, because at the end of the day, everyone has their own careers. But if the other person doesn’t even have any regret, how long can you stay silent?” Saha added.