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Dhoni hasn’t tweeted that he will play the 2020 ICC T20 WC


On Facebook, few users are sharing a video that has a tweet purportedly made by MS
Dhoni after the Semi-Final loss in the recent World Cup. In the tweet, it was written, “I
know all India disappointed with us after this semi and trolling about my retirement. But this is not the right time to leave my team like this. Fans, no need to worry, I will play
2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Aus. Keep Supporting
”. In the tweet, there is also an
Instagram link- ‘instagram.com/p/BrhgZDdlQTe/’. Let’s try to check the authenticity of
the tweet seen in the video posted.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: MS Dhoni has tweeted after India’s Semi-Final loss in the World Cup 2019 that
he will not retire and will be playing for India in the T20 WC in 2020..

Fact: MS Dhoni hasn’t tweeted recently. His last tweet was on May 6, 2019. So,
the tweet seen in the video is a morphed one. Hence, the claim made in the post
is FALSE.  

When checked on MS Dhoni’s Twitter account regarding the claim made in the post, it was found that he hasn’t tweeted recently. He was found to have last tweeted on May 6, 2019. In that tweet, he wrote, “Use your Power” and included an Instagram link. But, India has played its World Cup 2019 Semi-Finals with New Zealand on July 9, 2019. So, the tweet seen in the video is a photoshopped one.

When one opens the Instagram link seen in the tweet, a video was found which was uploaded on December 18, 2018. With this information, when performed Twitter Advanced Search, the original tweet was found. This December 18, 2018 tweet was edited and is being circulated with a false narrative.

To sum it up, Dhoni hasn’t tweeted after India’s WC Semi-Final loss that he will not retire and will be playing for the T20 WC in 2020.

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  1. Ok,
    muje accha laga sunke ki MSD retire nahi lenge or o 2020 icc cricket worl cup khelenge ye sunke or khusi hui, ho sakta hai unhone na like ho, par ye bat to khusi ki hai na k wo match khelenge aage v???