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Shahid Afridi trolled after news of Dawood Ibrahim dying of Covid-19 turns hoax

By Midhun M Menon

Ever since the lockdown began former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has been in news for various reasons. Earlier this day, he was trending on social media as the news of the rumoured death of famous terrorist Dawood Ibrahim started making news. Twitteratis started comparing the death of Dawood to Afridi’s retirement.

Is Dawood Ibrahim dead?

India’s most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim was rumoured to be dead after falling prey to the Covid-19. Earlier there were reports that he along with his wife was tested positive for coronavirus. But recently his brother Anees Ibrahim denied the news. He cleared that his brother is fine and no one in his family has been tested positive for Covid-19 as of now. The rumours regarding his death is not a piece of new news, the terrorist was rumoured to be dead several times before.

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Shahid Afridi- Dawood connection

Cricket fans were shocked as the name of Shahid Afridi started to trend on social media in tandem to Dawood’s death. The former Pakistan captain found himself in trouble after criticising the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month in a public event in Pakistan. But he had nothing to do with Dawood’s death.

The Twitterati’s drew comparison between Dawood’s death rumours and Afridi’s retirement. He had retired from international cricket on several occasions only to make a comeback after a few months. They claimed that both Dawood’s death and Afridi’s retirement news are hoaxes as they will make a comeback after a few days.

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Shahid Afridi and retirement

Afridi hung his boots for the last time in February 2017, but still plays Pakistan Super League for Multan Sultans. He was always trolled on social media on questions regarding his age and his retirement.

He is now 40 years old and has played 27 tests, 398 ODI’s and 99 T20I’s for Pakistan. He is one among the very few Pakistani’s to have scored more than 10,000 career runs.

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Midhun M Menon

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.