A few social media posts (here and here) claim that former Indian Men’s Cricket team Captains M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli have announced a donation of 60 and 30 Crore rupees respectively, to the victims of the tragic train accident that occurred in Odisha on 2 June 2023. Let’s verify these claims through this article.
Claim: Cricketers M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli have donated 60 Crore and 30 Crore rupees, respectively, to the victims of the Odisha train accident.
Fact: These claims are unverified. No credible media reports or official statements confirm the alleged donations made by M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli to the Odisha train accident victims. Furthermore, there are no posts on their social media accounts indicating any such donations. Hence, the claims made in these posts are False.
First, to check the veracity of these claims, we extensively searched for reliable sources to substantiate the claims regarding the donations. However, we found no credible evidence from reputable media outlets or official statements to support the assertions made in the social media posts. Additionally, no posts on either M S Dhoni or Virat Kohli’s social media profiles mentioned any financial contribution towards the Odisha train accident victims.
While it is true that Virat Kohli expressed his grief and condolences for the victims of the tragic accident through a Twitter message, he did not mention any specific donation. Therefore, the claims suggesting substantial donations of 60 Crore rupees by M S Dhoni and 30 Crore rupees by Virat Kohli remain unverified.
To sum up, the social media posts claiming significant donations by M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli to the victims of the Odisha train accident are unverified. No credible media reports, official statements, or posts on their social media accounts corroborate these claims.