India Versus Australia World Cup Final : Crowd Chants ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ in Unison ; Watch Video
Australia beat India by 6 wickets at the Ahmedabad, Narendra Modi stadium to lift the ODI World Cup 2023. The Aussies won a record-extending sixth title. During the world cup match a claim was made by Zee News and OpIndia that 1.3 lakh people collectively chanted ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ as per they shared a video in their article.
What is the truth?
We first ran a related keywords search to check if the Indian crowd chanted ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on ODI World 2023. We were however unable to find any such video. Then we searched and watched several videos with keywords related to ‘Hanuman Chalisa‘ and found a video posted with similar audio on the Instagram page of Jaipur Waley.
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The pinned comment by page state that this video is taken in Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur during collective Hanuman chalisa recitation. The video was posted on June 3rd, 5 months before the World Cup Final. The same page posted another video of the same event at Shree Hanuman Temple ( East Facing), Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
This audio of this video has been added to the viral video that is used to claim 1.3 lakh people were chanting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’.
Interestingly, the same audio bit was added to a video taken during the match between India and Pakistan with claims that ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ was chanted during that match as well.
Similar misinformation was spread by the right-wing in earlier instances as well.
- The song ‘Bharat Ka Bachcha Bachcha, Jai Jai Shri Ram Bolega’ was not played at the event in Christ University, Bangalore
- Did the crowd at Hyderabad stadium chant Lord Ram’s song during T20 cricket?
The claims that Hanuman Chalisa was chanted during the World Cup final are false.