Following Team India’s recent victory over Pakistan in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, a quote attributed to former England Cricket Captain and commentator Nasser Hussain is being widely shared on social media. The quote reads, ‘The umpires made some weird decision in favour of India today but maybe we should keep quiet and not upset ICC and BCCI’. Similar posts can be seen here and here. Let’s verify the claim made in the post
Claim: Former England Captain Nasser Hussain said, “The umpires made some weird decision in favour of India today but maybe we should keep quiet and not upset ICC and BCCI.”
Fact: There is no evidence of Nasser Hussain making such a remark mocking ICC and BCCI after the 2022 T20 world Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan. Nasser Hussain through a tweet clarified that his name is falsely attributed to this quote and called it ‘fake’. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE
We searched the internet with relevant keywords and found a tweet by Nasser Hussain on 23 October 2022 in which he asked a Twitter user to delete this quote by calling it fake.
The user then made his account private, but several other users took the screenshot of the conversation. It can be seen here.
According to Indian Express, the controversy began in the final over when Kohli hit a full toss ball for six. After Kohli protested that it should be called a no ball for being above waist, the umpires made a late decision to call it a ‘No ball’. The Pakistani team protested but the decision was retained. Former Pakistan captains Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Malik said that the decision should have been referred to the third umpire.
To sum it up, this quote mocking ICC and BCCI after the 2022 T20 world Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan is falsely attributed to Nasser Hussain.