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No, this man did not die of heart attack after Pakistan lost the semifinal

Umran Hussain

A News about the death of one Reyaz Ahmad Wani due to heart attack after Pakistan lost their semifinal match against Australia overtook the internet and was shared by hundred of prominent news portals in Kashmir.

One such News portal namely “Kashmir News” with more than one lakh twenty five thousand followers too shared this news and while this report was being filed, the news on this online portal was already shared by more than 900 people and liked by thousands of users.

The news read,


ICC T20 Semi Final

Pak vs Aus match turns into mourn

Kashmiri Man dies of Heart Attack, after Pakistan Looses

A Person Namely Reyaz ahmad wani 36 year old Died Due to Heart Attack During Cricket match between Pakistan vs Australia.

Reyaz was the brother of well know cricketer Waseem kachru belongs from Central kashmir kawoosa Khalisa.

This terrible news sent shock waves all across the valley, with people reacting to it as per their own taste. Some were seen abusing the Pakistan cricket team, while some called it such a costly affair for a simple cricket game.

However, as usual, our so called News Portals had again uploaded a News without even bothering to contact the relatives of the boy who had supposedly suffered the heart attack.

Soon after the News went viral, the relatives and the boy himself took to Facebook and other social media platforms, informing public not to share the News of his demise as he was very much healthy and alive.

Earlier, in an absolutely incredible game, Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets to set up the final with New Zealand. Pakistan set Australia a target of 177 in 20 overs in the 2nd semi final in Dubai

In response, Australia lost their skipper on a golden duck as Shaheen Afridi trapped him LBW in the first over. Then, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh rebuilt, stitching half-century stand. However, the joy was short-lived as Shadab Khan sent Marsh packing on 28 to leave Australia on 57/2 after 7 overs.

Then, Steve Smith fell cheaply on five as Shadab’s twin strike rocked Australia. But Warner continued on his merry way, smashing 49 before being sent packing by Shadab Khan. Australia reached 95/4 after 12 overs. Maxwell didn’t lst long either as Shadab Khan bagged a fourth and Australia reached 127/5 in 16 overs.

All eyes were on their key man, Marcus Stoinis. He, along with Wade, put on 81 runs for the 6th wicket in just 6.3 overs to take their side over the line. Stoinis smashed 40 not-out, while Wade hit 41* off 17 balls.

Earlier in the first innings, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan got Pakistan off to a dream start in Dubai. They smashed multiple boundaries, especially Azam, to take the side to 38/0 in 5 overs. Rizwan found his touch soon after as the duo took PAK past 50 inside 7 overs.

Eventually, they put on 71 for the 1st wicket before Babar Azam was dismissed by Adam Zampa on the final ball of the 10th over. Mohammad Rizwan and Fakahar Zaman continued the onslaught as they rebuilt quickly to take Pakistan to 117/1 after 15 overs. And Rizwan brought up his 3rd half century of the tournament.

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