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Reports of Cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya Death is Fake


Reports of Cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya Death is Fake

THE NEWS REPORT WHICH SHOOK THE WORLD
The news report stated that a man who was knocked down by a Honda Civic vehicle and died after sustaining serious injuries has been identified as former cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya. Several people tweeted about the incident and even cricketer Ashwin Ravichandran questioned if the news was true. He tweeted "Is the news on Sanath Jayasuriya true?? I got a news update on WhatsApp but see nothing here on Twitter!!"

CLAIM ABOUT THE NEWS
News about the former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya’s death has been doing rounds on social media after a website, CBTV reported on 21 May that he had died in an accident while he on a visit to Canada.

IS THE NEWS TRUE OR FAKE?
The claims made by the website are false. Sanath Jayasuriya is not dead and has not visited Canada recently.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT
After the news fueled rumors about his death, Jayasuriya, on 21 May, himself tweeted that the claims were false. Urging people to “disregard fake news by malicious websites,” he ended all speculation.

SANATH JAYASURIYA'S TWEET
Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well being.  I am in Sri Lanka and have not visited Canada recently. Please avoid sharing fake news.

Cricktracker also reported that Sanath Jayasuriya has confirmed himself that the news was false. “Since last night, there has been fake news of me being hurt in a car accident. The hoax has my family & friends deeply disturbed. Please ignore any such news,” he reportedly stated. Several people took to Twitter to dispel the false news, as well.

Even actor Arshad Warsi had tweeted CBTV’s story, calling it “sad and shocking.” However, he was quickly intimated by Twitter users that the news was fake. After which, he retweeted to Sanath Jayasuriya’s statement.

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