Irfan Pathan backs Wriddhiman Saha, says ‘honest coach better’

News Desk: Wriddhiman Saha remained in the news after the announcement of India’s Test squad for the Sri Lanka home series where the wicketkeeper batter was left out. Post which Wriddhiman revealed that the team management headed by head coach Rahul Dravid had told him to think about “retirement” as he won’t be considered for selection henceforth. And now India’s former all-rounder Irfan Pathan has come up with his take on the matter. Pathan took to Twitter to share his opinion and also seeked netizens opinions as well.

“An honest coach Or someone just gives hope even after knowing that a player doesn’t fit in the scheme of things? Your opinion????? For me an honest coach ALWAYS!” Pathan wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, Saha while talking about his conversation with India’s head coach, said: “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,” an explosive Wriddhiman told mediapersons on Saturday (February 19).

“Even coach Rahul Dravid suggested that I think about taking retirement,” he spilled the beans on classified conversations with head coach,” he added.

The batter also hit out at 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, Dada 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” Saha had earlier said.