Fact Check: This video of Rameez Raja scolding the Pakistani team is old, and not related to the Zimbabwe-Pakistan match in T20 World Cup
The viral claim turned out to be misleading in the investigation of Vishvas News. This video of Rameez Raja is from 2021. This video has nothing to do with Zimbabwe-Pak match in T20 World Cup 2022.
- By Vishvas News
- Updated: October 31, 2022
New Delhi (Vishvas News). After Pakistan’s defeat in the Zimbabwe-Pakistan match in the T20 Cricket World Cup, a video of former Pakistani player Rameez Raja is going viral on social media. In the video, Rameez Raja is seen reprimanding Pakistani players. Sharing this video on social media, people are claiming that it is Rameez Raja’s reaction after Pakistan’s defeat in the Zimbabwe-Pakistan match of the T20 Cricket World Cup. The viral claim turned out to be misleading in the investigation of Vishvas News. This video of Rameez Raja is from 2021.
What’s in the viral post
Twitter user ‘Umesh Chandra‘ shared this video on October 28 and wrote: #ZimVsPak #PakistanCricket Ye to julum hai
Ramiz Raza after big blow by Zimbabwe.”
Other users on social media are sharing similar claims with this post.
To investigate this claim, we searched the keyframes of the video through Google reverse image. We found this video uploaded on a verified YouTube channel named Ramiz Speaks on 23rd April 2021.
Also, if you listen to the video properly, Rameez talks about the ranking and says Pakistan is on the fourth rank and Zimbabwe is on the 12th rank. Whereas according to the ICC website, in the latest T20 ranking, Pakistan is ranked fourth while Zimbabwe is ranked 11th.
Clearly this video is old.
Searching with keywords we couldn’t find any such comment by Rameez Raja on the recent Pakistan-Zimbabwe T20 match.
For more confirmation, we spoke to sports journalist and commentator Syed Hussain. He said “No, this is an old video… Rameez Raja was referring to the match when Pakistan toured Zimbabwe in 2021 and lost in Harare. The entire team got out for just 99 runs. Zimbabwe won by 19 runs. Ramiz Raja was not the PCB chief at that time. He was elected PCB chief in September 2021. Earlier he was known for his harsh comments.”
At the end of the investigation, we did a social scanning of the profile of Twitter user Umesh Chandra, who tweeted the fake post. This page was created in 2015.
Conclusion: The viral claim turned out to be misleading in the investigation of Vishvas News. This video of Rameez Raja is from 2021. This video has nothing to do with Zimbabwe-Pak match in T20 World Cup 2022.
- Claim Review : Ramiz Raja scolds team Pakistan after defeat against Zimbabwe in T20 WC
- Claimed By : Twitter User Umesh Chandra
- Fact Check : Misleading
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