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Fact Check: 2021 Post Of Australian Fan Cheering For India Falsely Shared As Recent One From 2023 World Cup


A video is doing the rounds on social media showing a young man in an Australian jersey chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram”. Many users claim that it shows an Australian fan during a recent 2023 World Cup match.

The post reads: “ऑस्ट्रियाई खिलाडी ने लगाए ‘भारत माता की जय’ के जयकारे #ICCCricketWorldCup #AUS”

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the viral video, and found it to be shared with a misleading claim.

With a relevant keyword search, the NM team found this video shared by a Twitter user on January 18, 2021, with a caption: “Some extraordinary love for India at display at the Gabba this year.” Misra further wrote, “I was very lucky to be at the right place and at the right time to record this amazing chant by this cool bloke and that too with an impeccable pronunciation.”

We also found a video report by India Today which says that the incident is from January 2021, when an Australian fan was heard shouting slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ after Team India defeated Australia in the final match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

“In the video, the fan was heard rooting for Team India, as he was followed by Indian fans singing after him. The video which was taken on Day 4 of the Gabba Test, showed the lone Australian fan shouting at the top of his voice. The Indian cricket team scripted history in Brisbane to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a three-wicket win against Australia in the fourth Test match. India registered the win at the Gabba – which has been Australia’s fortress since the last 32 years. Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners for the Indian team that won a million hearts by defying all odds,” reads an excerpt from the report.

Zee News also reported the incident on January 20, 2021.

Therefore, it is evident that an old video from January 2021 is being falsely shared as the recent one from the 2023 World Cup.

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