Boria Majumdar Admits He Sent Texts to Saha, Says 'Will Sue Him for Defamation'
Majumdar claims the cricketer had doctored the screenshot to 'garner public sympathy and play the victim card.'
Boria Majumdar, in an eight-and-a-half-minute-long video, admitted to being the journalist who had sent Wriddhiman Saha the WhatsApp messages that the cricketer had shared the screenshots of online. However, the journalist claims Saha had doctored the post, and that he will now sue the wicket-keeper for defamation.
"Wriddhiman says I had threatened him, I had not. If he felt so anguished from that day, he could have put out the tweet on the 13th, when the message was sent. It was a day of celebration for him, as he had got a bid of Rs 2 crore (in the IPL auction). He waited till the 19th, when he was dropped from the Indian team, doctored the message and put it out in a manner at 10:12 at night so as to garner public sympathy and play the perfect victim card," says Boria in the video.
Boria's post came on the same day that Wriddhiman Saha spoke to the BCCI's three-member committee appointed to investigate the matter. The board's vice-president Rajiv Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal, and Apex Council member Prabhtej Singh Bhatia comprise the committee and following his meeting with them, Saha told the media he had shared "everything I know" about the matter.
"I have told the committee everything I know. I have shared all the details with them. I can’t tell you much right now. BCCI has asked me not to talk about the meeting outside as they will answer all your queries," Saha told reporters.
While the wicket-keeper had not publicly named Boria Majumdar, the journalist in his video admitted that it was indeed him.
"I had been deeply anguished by what has transpired in the last few weeks and that’s because Wriddhiman Saha has fabricated, doctored and manipulated screenshots and has put it out in the public domain trying to implicate me and garner public sympathy in the process," says Boria in the video.
Boria then goes on to share his phone's screenshot from the conversation that Saha had shared, and says, "You will know that he has deliberately blurred the date, he has deliberately omitted the dates and he has deliberately inserted a missed call as part of the chat trying to give people the impression that it is a continuous chat."
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