Pakistan National team is playing a seven-match T20 series with England first 4 matches of this series were played in Karachi. Now the fifth match will be played in Qaddafi Stadium Lahore on Wednesday. But in the meantime, a fast bowler from Pakistan had to fall prey to fake news related to his death. The situation become so worse that the bowler had to come forward and explain what actually happened.
Rumors Spread Through Video
“This whole matter is related to Pakistani Club bowler Usman Shinwari.” A video of a player fainting on the field during a tournament erupted into viral media and went viral quickly. This video, along with rumors of the player’s death within Pakistan’s local media soon followed. People started paying tribute soon after news of his death did and Osman has since passed away.
On Sunday, Pakistan’s fast bowler, Usman Khan Shinwari issued a statement confirming that he is healthy and asking for media outlets to validate what they are reporting before broadcasting misleading information.
Usman Khan Shinwari tweeted on Sunday that”Ma bilkul theek hu Allah ka shukar ha or log meri puri family ko calls kr rahy hain with due respect koi bhi is trhan ki bari news chalany sy pehly tasdeeq zaroor kr liya krien.”(I am absolutely fine due to God’s Grace. My entire family is getting calls. If you are hearing the news, please verify it with due respect, Thanks.
The confusion arose when a player named Usman Shinwari passed away during a Club match between Friesland and Burger Paints in Lahore at Chobli Town Cricket Ground. The incident was captured on video and the player is seen crumbling to the ground after a sudden cardiac arrest. After seeing him in this situation his teammates rushed to him. He was rushed to the hospital in an immediate fashion where he couldn’t be revived, after which he had been buried on Sunday.
Shinwari Pakistani Pacer played for the Pakistani national team in 2019, during Home ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. He has bagged one, 34 wickets, and 13 wickets in one Test, 17 ODIs, and 16 T20Is. Usman Khan Shinwari has taken four-wicket thrice and five-wicket twice.
As Shinwari is out of National Team so he is playing Domestic Cricket now. He is recently playing for Northern in the National T20 Cup and picked up nine wickets from 10 matches. His best figures were 3/26 on the Nothern side against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Rawalpindi.