A news of Veteran Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya was speculated to be dead. The news spread like fire and the cricketing world was not ready to accept the news of the sudden demise of the former Srilankan cricketer.
The unverified news created a stir on the internet as social media were flooded with the news of Sanath Jayasuriya’s demise. Even the cricketing fraternity wasn’t sure about what has happened?
Cricketers even took to their twitter handles to confirm the news and verify if it’s a hoax or not. As the news of celebrities demise spreads like wildfire before the news turns out to be fake.
Indian cricketer Ravichander Ashwin took to his twitter handle to inquire about the incident, he wrote “Is the news on Sanath Jayasuriya true?? I got a news update on what’s app but see nothing here on Twitter!!”.
Is the news on Sanath Jayasuriya true?? I got a news update on what's app but see nothing here on Twitter!!
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) May 27, 2019
It was said Jayasuriya met with an accident in Toronto, Canada on May 20. As per the reports, ‘A man was hit by a Honda Civic car died in the hospital and they had identified him as Sanath Jayasuriya.’ The news on the cricketer’s demise is fake.
Legendary cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya, himself denied the news of the car accident on his Twitter account. He wrote, “Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well-being. I am in Srilanka and have not visited Canada recently. Please avoid sharing fake news”.
Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well being.
I am in Srilanka and have not visited Canada recently.Please avoid sharing fake news.
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) May 21, 2019
Let’s not spread the fake news anymore!