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.
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
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.
Use your Power https://t.co/YAA9IlkwVF— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) May 6, 2019
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.
Were you wondering who the mystery icon panerai_india, @PaneraiOfficial and panerai_me were referring to? Guess no more! I am very happy to announce my collaboration with my new Panerai… https://t.co/8crjHU9Xvf— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) December 18, 2018
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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