Old video of people damaging a TV with photos of Rohit and Kohli attached is falsely linked to WC 2023.

Claim

Indians celebrating Australia’s world cup win. #INDvsAUSfinal #INDvsAUS #INDvAUS

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Explanation

India did not win the 2023 World Cup as they lost to Australia in the final despite their remarkable performance in the qualifying stages. In the meantime, a video of some individuals hitting a TV with pictures of cricket players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stuck on it has gone viral.

This video mentions that Indians are celebrating Australia’s World Cup win. The hashtags related to the India vs Australia World Cup 2023 finals can be seen in the posts carrying this video. Some of such posts can be seen here, here and here.

This video was initially shared by BOL News, a Pakistani media, on their YouTube channel with the title ‘India lost World Cup 2023 Final | Fans broke their TV’.

What is the truth?

When reverse searching the keyframes of the viral video, we found that the video is old and unrelated to the 2023 World Cup. The same video clip was shared by a Facebook user with the name ‘Informative Stuff’ on November 12, 2022, with the hashtags ‘Ind vs Eng’ and ‘T20 World Cup 2022’. The same video was posted on the same date by another Facebook user.

India lost to England on 10, November 2022 in T20 World Cup 2022 and fans were upset, with some even demanding sacking of captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid.

This video was shared in Facebook around that time. But we could not ascertain where this video was taken exactly. However, this video has been on the internet at least since November 2022 confirming that it is not related to the 2023 World Cup.

YouTurn covered another old and edited video shared in the name of World Cup 2023 which can be read below.

No, Indian crowd didn’t chant Hanuman Chalisa during the World Cup Final.

Conclusion

An old video of people hitting a TV that has photos of Rohit and Kohli attached to it is falsely shared in the name of the 2023 World Cup. It is an old video unrelated to the recently concluded ODI World Cup.

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