Hoax regarding Mohammad Nabi's death circulates online, Afghan cricketer quashes rumours on Twitter
On Friday, the news of Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi's demise started to spread like wildfire on social media, with many suggesting that the veteran cricketer passed away due to a heart attack. Nabi, however, took to Twitter himself later in the day and assured fans of his well being, calling the news of his death as 'Fake'.
Only a few hours before the hoax started, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had shared pictures of the Afghan cricket team's practice session at the Kabul Stadium, where Nabi could also be spotted. While the rumours continued to spread later in the day, there was no update on the subject the ACB which made many sceptical as to if the news is even credible.
Some pictures from today's practice match between Mis-e Ainak Knights and Bost Defenders ahead of SCL 2019 at Kabul Cricket Stadium.#SCL2019#Shpageezapic.twitter.com/vidSjqIhkR— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) October 4, 2019
“Alhamdulillah I am all good, a news disseminated by some media outlets about my demise is FAKE. Thank you,” Nabi tweeted to on Friday night to put an end to the hoax.
Dear friends,— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) October 4, 2019
Alhamdulillah I am all good, a news disseminated by some media outlets about my demise is FAKE. Thank you.
One of the most consistent Afghanistan players of all time, Nabi has scored a total of 2699 runs in 121 one-day matches for the team and registered 14 half-centuries along with 128 wickets. He also has four half-centuries in 72 T20 matches to his name, as well as 69 wickets in the shortest format.
Having recently called time on his career in the Test format, Nabi continues to entertain fans with his exploits in white-ball cricket. His last Test, against Bangladesh, was also a historic one as the Afghans had defeated Bangladesh by a whopping 224-run margin, with Nabi taking four wickets in the match.
The 34-year-old plies trade for various T20 franchise leagues across the globe, including Pakistan Super League (PSL), Big Bash League (BBL), Indian Premier League (IPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as well as the Afghan League.
Nabi will next be seen in action for Afghanistan in the T20I series against West Indies, starting November 05.