A news report is widely being shared on social media according to which former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya passed away in a road accident in Canada.
Many prominent cricketers and actors tweeted about including R Ashwin and Arshad Warsi.
This news is so shocking & sad…https://t.co/NvinJ227k2
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) May 27, 2019
Is the news on Sanath Jayasuriya true?? I got a news update on what’s app but see nothing here on Twitter!!
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) May 27, 2019
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim we found that the above article is FAKE.
When we scanned through Jayasuriya’s verified Twitter handle we found a Tweet by the Sri Lankan cricketer dated May 21st, 2019 rubbishing the FAKE claim.
“Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well being. I am in Srilanka and have not visited Canada recently. Please avoid sharing fake news,” He tweeted.
Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well being.
I am in Srilanka and have not visited Canada recently.Please avoid sharing fake news.
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) May 21, 2019
Hence, this proves that the above article is FAKE and Jayasuriya is fit and fine.
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