Fact Check: Shakib Al Hasan did not get manhandled by Bangladesh fans after CWC 2023 exit; Old video passed off as new
A video of Shakib Al Hasan being pulled, manhandled by a mob has been doing rounds across social media.
After the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, where Australia triumphed over India in the final to secure their sixth World Cup title, a disturbing video allegedly showing Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan being mobbed by disgruntled fans began circulating on social media and various news portals. Allegations of physical assault against the captain surfaced, fueling controversy and concern after team’s poor performance in the tournament .
Bangladesh ended the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in eighth place, falling short of expectations. The team’s subpar performance resulted in winning only two games in the tournament. Shakib Al Hasan, had a below-par performance and missed the last league game against Australia due to injury.
Fact check: Did Shakib Al Hasan get beaten up by Bangladesh fans ?
A video has been doing rounds across social media on Tuesday, 21st November following the conclusion of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. In a video, Shakib was seen being pulled, beaten by a mob, which has been depicted by social media users that he is being beaten up for Bangladesh’s poor performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup. A few media portals have also carried the same.
Watch the video here:
NO. Shakib Al Hasan didn’t get beaten up by Bangladesh fans following the aftermath of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.
The viral video in question depicts an incident that occurred in March 2023 in Dubai, not after Bangladesh’s disappointing performance in the recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Shakib Al Hasan was attending a commercial event when the footage was captured. Unfortunately, this unrelated incident has been linked to the aftermath of the World Cup, creating a false narrative of Bangladesh skipper facing aggression from the fans.
It is crucial to clarify that the video circulating widely is a exaggeration of events. The incident took place before the World Cup, and there is no evidence to suggests that Shakib Al Hasan faced any physical harm from Bangladesh fans after the team’s exit from the tournament. Such misinformation not only harms the player’s reputation but also contributes to the spread of false narratives in the age of social media.
Here’s a social media post dated back to 16th March 2023, where the same video was posted originally:
The video depicting Shakib Al Hasan being mobbed by Bangladesh fans is misleading and has been proven to be from an unrelated incident in March 2023. As we navigate the vast landscape of information available on social media, it becomes imperative to fact-check and verify before sharing content that can potentially harm the reputation of individuals. Bangladesh cricket team, despite their World Cup exit, deserve fair scrutiny based on accurate information.