Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag and several Hindi news outlets shared an old and edited video that showed a Pakistani man breaking the television.
“Relax neighbour, it was just a game. We are bursting crackers because we are celebrating Diwali here, and you are unnecessarily bursting on TV. No man, what is the fault of TV?” wrote the former Indian opener, Virendra Sehwag.
Relax Padosi , it’s only a game.
Hamaare yahan Deepawali hai toh pataakhe phod rahe hain aur aap bevajah TV 📺 phod rahe hain 🤣.
Nahin yaar, TV ka kya kasoor. pic.twitter.com/AvVL4fOmny
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 23, 2022
India started their 2022 T20 World Cup campaign with an iconic win over its arch rivals, Pakistan. The viral video shows a pan breaking the TV, watching the India-Pakistan game. The man is also seen kicking the TV in anger.
Indian media organisations like Times Now, ABP News, Live Hindustan, NDTV, Jagran, etc. shared the same video and also published articles related to the same.
Several fact-checking platforms have found out that the video dates back to 2016. It is from Turkey, wherein a football fan is seen breaking the TV, after his girlfriend played a prank on him, by turning off the TV.
#WebQoof | Former cricketer Virender Sehwag, along with many Hindi news publications shared an old, edited video with the false claim that a Pakistani cricket fan broke his television after their team lost against India in the ongoing #ICCT20WorldCup. https://t.co/HZzCJcfDOt
— WebQoof (@QuintFactCheck) October 27, 2022