Former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani has sided with Wriddhiman Saha on the journalist controversy saying that he was also a victim of injustice during his playing days. Meanwhile, Saha has been under the spotlight in the last week after he revealed a chat of a journalist threatening him for not giving an interview.
Sharing his views on the same, Kirmani stated that he has now got a lot of competition for the wicket keeper’s slot, and stated that every cricketer will have to face ups and downs in his career.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, Syed Kirmani said:
“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.”
I was dropped from both the Test and ODI teams for no fault of mine – Syed Kirmani
The 72-year-old former wicket-keeper further added that he was dropped from the team when he was at the peak of his career and even saved the side from many difficult stages of the game.
Syed Kirmani concluded by stating that there were occasions when wrong reports were published about him in the newspapers that he was performing poorly.
“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,” he signed off.