After stating that he was intimidated by an Indian journalist last month, senior Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha said on Saturday (March 05) that he has told everything to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI investigative )’s committee. Last month, Saha took to social media to release screenshots of talks with an unknown journalist, chastising him for misbehaving with him and threatening him with a lawsuit if he refused an interview.
On February 25, the BCCI appointed a three-person committee, consisting of BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla, BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal, and BCCI Apex Council member Prabhtej Singh Bhatia, to investigate Saha’s claims. On Saturday, the wicket-keeper batsman met with the three-member investigative panel and provided all of the data with them.
Saha presented his case before the investigative committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday, March 5, and named the journalist. Despite Saha’s refusal to name the accused journalist publicly following this, the journalist exposed his identity late at night.
Boria Mazumdar, a senior journalist from West Bengal who hosts the YouTube show (Boria Majumdar), released a video on social media claiming that Saha had adopted his name. Majumdar further claimed that Saha distorted their chat and threatened to serve the Indian wicketkeeper with a defamation complaint.
After being pulled from Team India, Saha issued a tweet on February 19 in which he claimed that a senior journalist was threatening him.
Boria Majumdar admits to being the journalist who provided Wriddhiman with the WhatsApp chats that he uploaded screenshots of online in an eight-and-a-half-minute video.
“I did not threaten Wriddhiman as Wriddhiman claims. He might have sent the tweet on the 13th when the message was sent if he was so distressed from that day. He had received a bid of Rs 2 crore, therefore it was a happy day for him (in the IPL auction). He waited until the 19th, when he was cut from the Indian team, to doctor the message and send it out at 10:12 a.m. to elicit sympathy and play the perfect victim card “In the video, Boria says.
Majumdar further stated that Saha blurred a date on the WhatsApp messages he shared on Twitter to give the appearance that the conversation was ongoing when, in fact, it took place across several days. He further alleged that Saha inserted a sentence in the chats to make it appear as if Majumdar had called him.
Majumdar went on to say that if Saha was upset, he could have tweeted the screenshot on February 13th, the date of the chats. Saha, on the other hand, allegedly posted them on February 19, the day he was dropped from the Indian team, in order to seek public sympathy, according to Majumdar.
‘After my so much contribution to Indian cricket, now I am facing these things from a so-called journalist,’ Wriddhiman tweeted beside a screenshot of the threat. Journalism is currently moving in this way. Following Wriddhiman’s tweet, there was outrage in the cricket world, with numerous former players revealing the name of the threatening journalist and demanding that the BCCI take action against him.