The controversy involving Wriddhiman Saha does not seem to die down. Saha had made shocking claims a few weeks ago that a senior journalist had threatened him for not taking his call after the keeper was left out of the Indian squad for the Sri Lanka series. The Indian keeper-batsman recently revealed that he shared all the details, including the journalist’s name, to the BCCI committee probing the matter. The revelation by the cricketer was followed by a video by author and senior sports journalist, Boria Majumdar, confessing that he was the one.
The controversy involving the two seems to be warming up as days pass. The allegation by Saha of being threatened by a senior sports journalist was followed by a counter-allegation by Boria Majumdar who claimed that Saha tampered with the screenshots of the chat shared by him.
In a sudden and shocking turn of events on Sunday, Majumdar posted an 8 minutes 36 seconds long video claiming that Saha tampered the screenshots of his WhatsApp chats before posting. According to Majumder, the act on Saha’s part has caused damage to the reputation and credibility maintained by the journalist. He further informed of his request to BCCI for a fair probe in the matter and the serving of a defamation notice to Saha by his lawyers.
Majumdar further claimed that Saha deliberately blurred the dates on which the actual exchange of discussions took place between the two. “There are always two sides to a story. @Wriddipops has doctored, tampered screenshots of my WhatsApp chats which have damaged my reputation and credibility. I have requested the @BCCI for a fair hearing. My lawyers are serving @Wriddhipops a defamation notice. Let truth prevail”- to quote Boria Majumdar.
There are always two sides to a story. @Wriddhipops has doctored, tampered screenshots of my WhatsApp chats which have damaged my reputation and credibility. I have requested the @BCCI for a fair hearing. My lawyers are serving @Wriddhipops a defamation notice. Let truth prevail. pic.twitter.com/XBsiFVpskl
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 5, 2022
Majumdar’s side of the story reveals that Saha’s manager reached out to him on February 1 and discussed possibilities for an interview for a series called “Auction Reels” ahead of ITL auction.
“After IPL auctions on February 13, my colleague reached out to Saha, and he agreed for the interview and informed that he will do it at Kalighat ground. As I learned about this development, I requested Saha to join the zoom interview to which Saha agreed, and 8 PM was the scheduled time,” informed Majumdar.
Majumdar further accused Saha of not picking any calls at the interview and not apologizing for his unprofessional behaviour. According to Majumdar, the cricketer revealed the chats after being dropped from the national squad to gain sympathy amongst cricket fans and fraternity. On a concluding note, Majumdar reiterated that he never threatened anyone for an interview and maintained high journalism standards throughout his career.