Fact Check: Edited Image Falsely Shared As Rohit Sharma’s Poster Displayed At The New Parliament During G20 Summit

As India posted the 18th G20 Summit at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, a poster featuring Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has gone viral on social media. Many users claim that this poster is displayed on the walls of the new Parliament and Bharat Mandapam, symbolising the nation’s accomplishments in the realm of sports on a global scale.

The image is shared on Facebook with a caption: “Rohit Sharma poster in India’s new Parliament and G20 Summit representing the sports honours of our country. Captain Rohit representing sports in G20 has now become a proud moment for all Indians 🇮🇳🔥 #G20India #G20India2023”. 

Here’s the link to the above post.

Fact Check

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE. 

Running the Reverse Image Search, our team identified a Twitter post carrying the viral image of Rohit Sharma, dated March 22, 2023, with a caption: “Chepauk museum featuring Rohit Sharma. Rohit’s 161 knocks made Chepauk famous. The GOAT @ImRo45”. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Indian Parliament on May 28 and the Bharat Mandapam was inaugurated on July 26. These events took place several months after the tweet was originally posted. 

Searching further, we found similar posters of former Indian cricket team captains MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, and Sunil Gavaskar displayed at Chepauk Museum in Tamil Nadu.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a tweet that included a video tour of Chepauk Stadium, highlighting the same posters. The video featured Indian fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat passing by these posters.

A photograph of the wall featuring these posters has been geotagged on Google Maps, confirming its location at Chepauk Stadium. 

Thus, it is evident from the above information that an edited image is shared as Rohit Sharma’s poster displayed at the new parliament during the G20 summit.

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