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Cricket World Cup — Digitally Altered Video of Crowd Shouting Jai Shri Ram Slogans at Australian Cricketer David Warner Viral as Real: Fact-Check

Following the Cricket World Cup Finals 2023 between IND vs AUS, a digitally altered video with added fake audio is making the rounds on propaganda accounts. In this widely shared video, the audience appears to be yelling “Jai Shree Ram” at cricket player David Warner.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @B5001001101 tweeted “Confidence is calm, insecurity is loud. #thoughtoftheday #quoteoftheday” after sharing the video. The tweet was made on Nov 21, 2023, which has received an about 301.5k views on X.

Several other accounts, including savvy (“@thesavvyguy_“) claimed that even though David Warner has nothing to with religion, people were chanting Jai Shri Ram at him. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Video? : Fact

We discovered the original footage of the fans shouting Warner’s name while chanting “Pushpa.” The reason behind this is Warner’s  various viral “Pushpa Dance Step” videos he is known for. Towards the end of the video, he performed his well-known dance move. No shout of devotion, like “Jai Shree Ram,” was heard. It was most likely uploaded from AUS vs NZ match on October 28.

The original video was uploaded in a youtube channel on Oct 28, 2023.

Check out the full video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Pakistani,along with anti-national Indians, circulate digitally altered videos with false claims to target India’s reputation.

Conclusion:

Claim : Propaganda accounts are circulating a digitally altered video with added fake audio following the Cricket World Cup Finals 2023 between IND vs AUS. In this viral video, the crowd appears to be chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ at cricketer David Warner.

Fact : We discovered the original video, in which fans chanted Warner’s name with “Pushpa” chants. This is due to Warner’s numerous “Pushpa Dance Step” viral videos for which he is well-known. At the end of the video, he performed his famous dance move. There was no “Jai Shree Ram” or other religious chanting. It was probably uploaded on October 28th from AUS vs NZ.

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