Indian cricket fans showed great support to the Indian cricket team after their ouster from the World Cup race as they were defeated in the semi-final against New Zealand. Fans of Indian team applauded their fighting spirit and were very supportive of the team. However, it was for sure a heartbreaking and emotional moment as MS Dhoni got run down. Soon after the match, an emotional post went viral on the Internet and it claimed that even the cameraman on the ground cried on Dhoni’s dismissal. Is it made up or actually true?
The post that went viral on the Internet is a collage of four photographs showing the cameraman on ground crying and a picture of MS Dhoni leaving the field after his dismissal. However, according to India Today, the post is now revealed to be fake. The man shown in the pictured is in fact, an Iraqi photojournalist, Mohammed al Azzawi, who cried on the defeat of Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup football tournament 2019. The photo of the cameraman had been shared by the official Twitter handle of Asian Cup in January this year and identified the man as an Iraqi photographer.
There was also a Tweet of Journalist Steven Nabil in which he mentions in the caption, “Iraqi sports photographer Mohammed AL Azzawi trying to finish his work through tears after Iraq lost to Qatar in a heartbreaker. To the world soccer is a sport , to Iraqis, it’s everything..”
Iraqi sports photographer Mohammed AL Azzawi trying to finish his work through tears after Iraq lost to Qatar in a heartbreaker. To the world soccer is a sport , to Iraqis, it’s everything.. pic.twitter.com/R7ulO5o5NR— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) January 24, 2019
While all these posts go on to reveal that the cameraman wasn’t reacting to Dhoni’s dismissal and is actually fake, the viral collage got a massive number of likes and shares within the few days.
Image Source: Twitter/afcasiancup/thestevennabil/Prabhat28432285
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