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Bizarre! Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal declared 'dead' on social media

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 November 2017, 14:45 IST
Umar Akmal

In today's era, social media has became a very powerful medium and any information, either false or true, could be extracted through the medium of social media.

A Pakistani Cricketer Umar Akmal is the latest in the list of people who got trolled on social media. He was declared dead and this post has went viral on social media.

After hearing the news of Umar Akmal's death, some fans started giving him a tribute on social media. After the news went viral, Umar Akmal was forced to inform his fans that he is still alive and absolutely healthy.

Umar wrote in his tweet, “Allhamdulillah I am safe n perfectly fine in Lahore all news coming from social media is fake And Insha Allah I will join #National20cup2017”

It was started after a picture of a man went viral on social media who was look-a-like of Pakistani cricketer. Now it is believed that the picture was photoshoped and many cricket fans started re-tweeting it asking if Umar Akmal has really become a victim of violence?

Seeing this rumor, the player took to Twitter informing his fans about his well being and termed the viral post as fake. Umar Akmal played his last ODI against Australia on 26 January 2017. Currently, he is making efforts to make a comeback in the team.

First published: 30 November 2017, 14:45 IST