Dravid suggested retirement: Wriddhiman Saha lashes out at coach on India snub
- Veteran wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has lashed out at head coach Rahul Dravid
- This was after he was dropped from the Indian Test team on Saturday
- He said that Dravid told him to think about "retirement"
Veteran wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has lashed out at head coach Rahul Dravid after he was dropped from the Indian Test team on Saturday. He said that Dravid told him to think about "retirement" as he won't be considered for selection henceforth.
"The team management had told me that I would not be considered henceforth. I could not tell this so long as I was part of the India team setup," Wriddhiman told mediapersons on Saturday.
"Even coach Rahul Dravid suggested that I think about taking retirement," he spilled the beans on classified conversations with head coach.
Wriddhiman also slammed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, whom he claimed had assured him that he shouldn't worry about his place in the team.
"When I hit an unbeaten 61 taking a pain-killer in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur last November, Dadi (as Sourav was referred to by Bengal players) congratulated me over Whatsapp. He even mentioned that I should not worry about anything so long as he is at the helm of the BCCI. Such a message from the board president really boosted my confidence. But I failed to understand why everything changed so fast," he said.
Wriddhiman pulled out of Ranji Trophy earlier this month as he was told that he won't' be selected for Indian team, PTI reported.
Apart from Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma have also been dropped for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka.
Chetan Sharma, the chairman of India's selection committee, said he had informed all of them that they would be dropped "immediately after the South Africa series" that they won't be considered "just for these two Tests."