A few days ago, a fake statement attributed to former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist circulated on social media. The quote suggested that Virat Kohli is being rested regularly to ensure Sachin Tendulkar’s record remains unbeaten. This stirred up a fan war between supporters of the two Indian cricket legends. The quote read, “Kohli is being rested on a regular basis these days, I think they want Sachin’s record to be unbeaten”.
The fake quote was shared on Twitter by a user named @LokeshVirat18K, who appears to be a fan of Virat Kohli. The intent behind this seems to be creating a spotlight and reach on social media by instigating a fan war between Virat and Sachin’s fans. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the world of sports where fans often go to great lengths to support their favorite players.
"Kohli is being rested on regular basis these days, I think they want Sachin's record to be unbeaten"— Lokesh Saini🚩 (@LokeshVirat18K) September 20, 2023
– Adam Gilchrist pic.twitter.com/lrOyOokNf6
The Truth Behind the Claim
In response to the tweet, Adam Gilchrist himself refuted the claims, stating that he never made such a statement and it turns out that the quote was fake and self-cooked.
Never said this. https://t.co/GgcgK0ukmG— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) September 20, 2023
In conclusion, the statement attributed to Adam Gilchrist about Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar was found to be fake and misleading. It’s crucial for cricket fans and social media users to verify such claims before sharing them. This incident serves as a reminder for all of us to be more responsible when it comes to sharing information on social media. Following a precise analysis and fact-checking, our team has reviewed the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread below.
1114— D-Intent Data (@dintentdata) September 20, 2023
FACT:A quote in the name of former Australian Cricketer Adam Gilchrist is being circulated claiming that "Kohli is being rested on regular basis these days, I think they want Sachin's record to be unbeaten". Fact is that it's a fake & self-cooked quote.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/I1ABNGH9e8
Claim: A quote in the name of former Australian Cricketer Adam Gilchrist is being circulated claiming that “Kohli is being rested on a regular basis these days, I think they want Sachin’s record to be unbeaten”.
Fact: The statement is fake and was refuted by Adam Gilchrist himself.