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Cricket World Cup — Digitally Altered Image Showing Glenn Maxwell Touching Feet Of Sachin Tendulkar Viral With False Claims: Fact-Check

The claim that Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell touched Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s feet during CWC23 is based on a digitally altered image that has been circulated.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Shubham Shukla (“@ShubhamShuklaMP“) tweeted “Did Maxwell touch Sachin Tendulkar’s feet after the match?” after sharing the image on X. The tweet was made on Nov 9, 2023, which has received an about 110.7k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @INDVivekPandey_ , @Rakeshtiwari__ claimed the same that following his double century to lead his team to victory, Maxwell touched the feet of legendary Indian run machine Bharat Ratna Shri Sachin Tendulkar ji. The archive can b e read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that the original photo shows Sachin Tendulkar shaking hands with cricket players from Afghanistan before the AFG vs. AUS game on November 7th in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium. There is nothing to do with Maxwell; the image has been digitally altered.

We visited Times of India, which published an article sharing the original image from the AFG vs AUS match with the headline “Sachin Tendulkar gives ‘pep talk’ to Afghanistan team”.

Another article was also published on Nov 7, 2023, which shared the original image and wrote about the incident in detail.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Misinformation propaganda accounts are circulating digitally altered images to set their propaganda and hurt India’s image. Several users have claimed on the social media that Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell touched Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s feet during #CWC23. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that the original photo shows Sachin Tendulkar shakin hands with cricket players from Afghanistan at Wankhede Stadium prior to the AFG vs. AUS game on November 7, Mumbai. Maxwell is not involved in the image; it has been digitally altered.

Conclusion:

Claim : Some have circulated a digitally altered photo purporting to show Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell touching Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s feet during #CWC23.

Fact : The original picture actually shows Sachin Tendulkar shaking hands with cricket players from Afghanistan before AFG vs. AUS on November 7th in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium. There is nothing to do with Maxwell; the image has been digitally altered.

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