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Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shehzad’s Mother died in 2020, not during 2021 T20 World Cup

A video claiming that Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shehzad’s mother passed away  while he was in Dubai for the T20 World Cup is going viral on TikTok. A fact check by Newschecker has found the claim to be false. The video has been viewed around 490K times and has 103K  Likes so far. 

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See the archive of the video here and here.

Fact Check / Verification

On a keyword search, we found a report in the Indian media ABP Live regarding the death of Mohammad Shehzad’s mother, published on December 24, 2020. The report carries a condolence message from the official page of Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan.

On running another keyword search in English and Pashto on Facebook, Newschecker found similar posts on the official Facebook page of Afghan national cricketers Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, and Mirwais Ashraf, mourning the death of Mohammad Shehzad’s mother.

The news regarding Mohammad Shehzad’s mother’s death = was also found in a tweet published on December 23, 2020, on the Twitter account of Ariana News, an Afghan-based media outlet.

Conclusion

The mother of Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shehzad died in December 2020, not during the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Result – False

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Our Sources

ABP live: https://news.abplive.com/sports/cricket/mohammad-shahzads-mother-passes-away-rashid-khan-expresses-grief-1420074

Rashid Khan: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2856253927981607&id=1480520732221607

Mohammad Nabi: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3379394262182354&id=289329624522182

Samiullah Shinwari: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1616812405158491&id=114042312102182

Mirwais Ashraf: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3109213312512508&id=198724970228038

Ariana news tweet: https://twitter.com/ArianaNews_/status/1341727736109420551

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