Fact Check: The Truth Behind Viral Video Questioning Rohit Sharma’s ‘Not Out’ Claim In World Cup Final Catch Miss

Claims echoed that despite the apparent missed catch, Rohit Sharma was still declared out, suggesting umpiring error.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 22, 2023 15:20 IST
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Travis Head, Rohit Sharma
Travis Head, Rohit Sharma

The recent loss of the Indian team to Australia in the 2023 ODI World Cup final still lingers in the minds of disappointed fans. Following this defeat, various assertions are surfacing on social media platforms alleging instances of foul play against Team India during the final match, particularly regarding a missed catch by Travis Head off Rohit Sharma.


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Numerous social media accounts across platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and more, surfaced with videos asserting that Travis Head dropped Rohit’s catch, leading to his wrongful dismissal. Claims echoed that despite the apparent missed catch, Rohit was still declared out, suggesting umpiring error. Some even circulated a fabricated video supposedly showing Head fumbling the catch, further fueling the controversy.

However, amidst the uproar, the truth emerged starkly contrary to these claims. The real footage, including Travis Head’s catch, was officially shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on its social media platforms. These videos debunked the circulating misinformation, confirming that Head did indeed take the catch cleanly, dismissing Rohit Sharma fairly.

Even during the match broadcast, the replay of this critical moment was showcased several times, unequivocally demonstrating Travis Head’s clean catch. Despite this crystal-clear evidence, certain accounts continued to peddle false narratives for the sake of engagement, disregarding the factual footage presented during the live game.

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The episode underscores the viral spread of misinformation and the susceptibility of social media to fabrications. While some fans were quick to assert that Rohit Sharma was not out due to an alleged dropped catch, the official video evidence conclusively disproved these claims.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of fact-checking and relying on credible sources amidst the rampant spread of misinformation on social media. The aftermath of high-stakes sporting events often leads to emotional reactions and the rapid dissemination of unverified information, underlining the need for caution and reliance on verified facts. Ultimately, the truth prevailed, clarifying the controversy surrounding Rohit Sharma’s catch and debunking the baseless claims that gained traction on social media.

First published on: Nov 22, 2023 03:20 PM IST

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