Wriddhiman Saha revealed that he had been asked by coach Rahul Dravid to consider retiring

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Veteran wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who was dropped from the Indian Test squad, revealed on Saturday that he had been asked by the team’s management led by head coach Rahul Dravid to consider “retirement” as he was no longer being considered for selection.

The PTI news agency reported on February 8 that Wriddhiman had withdrawn from the Ranji Trophy after being told he would not be selected in the Indian team.

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Wriddhiman told the media on Saturday: “The team management told me that now my name will not be considered. I couldn’t say this until I was part of the Indian team. Even the current Team India squad. Coach Rahul Dravid too. advised that I should think about retiring.

Wriddhiman also took aim at BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. Wriddhiman claimed that Ganguly had assured him that he shouldn’t worry about his place on the team.

Wriddhiman Saha said that after playing an unbeaten 61-run innings against New Zealand in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand after consuming a painkiller, I received a congratulatory message from Sourav Ganguly, which read: “As long as you are at BCCI, you will have your team instead. Don’t worry about it. This message had boosted his confidence, but now everything has changed.”

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(Reported by Bhasha)

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