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Sachin’s announcement of Sara’s engagement with Shubman Gill is a sarcastic tweet

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BREAKING: Sachin Tendulkar announces daughter Sara’s engagement with #ShubmanGill

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2nd gift: engagement. This two gift can change @ShubmanGill career

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Explanation

Shubman Gill breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s records by scoring 208 runs in 149 balls in the first ODI against New Zealand on 18, January 2023. He is the youngest Indian cricketer to score a double century in a 50-over match. Following his record-breaking history, tweets claiming that Sachin announced his daughter Sara’s engagement with Shubman Gill started circulating. Similar posts can be seen here, here, and here. It is to be noted that he was earlier rumoured to be dating the actress Sara Ali Khan. And he was also rumoured to be dating Sara Tendulkar.

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The tweet of Sara’s engagement with Shubman Gill was first posted by a user named ‘Harsh’ following which it has become viral.

What is the truth?

When searching for the news on Sachin’s announcement of his daughter Sara’s engagement with Shubman Gill we found no authentic news. Neither Sachin’s social media handles nor Shubman Gill’s carried this viral piece of information.

When searching the claim tweets, it is found that after a few hours of the first tweet, the Twitter user Harsh replied to his viral post that it is a sarcastic post and asked not to take it for real.

Conclusion

A sarcastic tweet mentioning that Sachin announced his daughter Sara’s engagement with Shubman Gill is taken to be real and is being circulated on social media platforms. No such announcement was made by Sachin Tendulkar.

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