Wriddhiman Saha not willing to expose scribe’s name but issues warning: Will not hold back if it happens again

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Veteran India wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha on Tuesday said that he was hurt and offended by the messages but would not expose the name of the journalist in public on grounds of humanity.

In a series of tweets, Saha warned that he will not hold back if such an incident happens again, while also thanking everyone for all the support during this tough period. Saha also said that he is not interested in revealing the name of the person who threatened him and understands that it could damage his/her reputation and career.

“I was hurt and offended. I thought not to tolerate such kind of behaviour and didn’t want anyone to go through these kind of bullying. I decided I will go out and expose the chat in the public eye, but not his/her name,” Saha tweeted.

“My nature isn’t such that I will harm anyone to the extent of ending someone’s career. So, on grounds of humanity looking at his/her family, I am not exposing the name for the time being. But if any such repetition happens, I will not hold back.

“I thank each and everyone who has shown support and extended their willingness to help. My gratitude,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

Saha, 37, who has been dropped from the Indian team, had taken to Twitter to allege that one “respected” journalist took an aggressive tone after his refusal to grant him an interview. “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 had tweeted.

The Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) has condemned the “threatening” message to veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha by a senior Indian journalist. The BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal has also said that the board will look into the matter and speak with Saha.

“Yes, we will ask Wriddhiman about his tweet and what is the real incident that has happened. We need to know if he was threatened and also the background and context of his tweet. I can’t say anything more. The secretary (Jay Shah) will certainly speak to Wriddhiman,” BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal told PTI on Monday.

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