After Wriddhiman Saha’s controversy, Syed Kirmani reveals the injustice he suffered during his playing days
Indian wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha has been in the headlines for the past few days. He dropped bombshells of his chat with a journalist who threatened him for not giving the interview. Many former cricketers came in support of Saha, and BCCI also asked the cricketer to reveal the journalist’s identity. However, Saha refused to proceed, explaining that his purpose was to expose the act on social media and not harm anyone’s career.
Moreover, Saha was not included in the Indian Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka. After which, the Bengal cricketer had expressed his shock, stating that BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly had assured him to remain a part of the Indian unit following his 61-run knock against New Zealand in Kanpur late last year. Not only this, but Saha also revealed that current head coach Rahul Dravid had indirectly asked him to consider retirement during a private conversation after the South Africa series.
After all the developments surrounding Saha, legendary Indian gloveman Syed Kirmani has shared his thoughts and claimed that he has also been a victim of injustice in the past, but nobody bothered. Kirmani explained that every cricketer has to go through ups and downs, and Saha has got lots of competition around him, with many youngsters knocking on the door to replace him.
“Saha has got tremendous competition around him with all the youngsters performing well in the IPL and other limited-overs matches. He’s obviously very sad, but every cricketer has to go through the ups and downs, right? We don’t know what the selection committee and the team management think about the player. I have also been a victim of injustice, but nobody talks about it,” said Kirmani as quoted by Sportskeeda.
Kirmani revealed that he was dropped from the Indian side at the peak of his career despite having no competition around him. The veteran wicketkeeper also mentioned how few inaccurate reports were published about him in the newspaper stating that he was not performing well.
“I don’t know. I was at the pinnacle of my career around that time. Yet, I was dropped from both the Test and ODI teams for no fault of mine. There was no competition around me. I played 88 Tests and was the saviour of India’s ODI team on many occasions. Wrong reports were published in the newspapers suggesting that I was performing poorly,” added Kirmani.
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