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Fact Check: Comments On Asia Cup Final 2023 Falsely Attributed To Late Andrew Symonds

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After India’s one-sided victory over Sri Lanka in the final of Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday, a quote attributed to former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds surfaced on Internet, in which he had expressed his doubts about the way the Sri Lankan team had played.

The post reads: Andrew Symonds on 🇮🇳 vs 🇱🇰 today: “The way SL turned up today, it seems like some sort of arrangement was already made behind the scenes… to see a team that has reached the finals play in this manner raises quite a few questions, but maybe we should keep quiet and not upset the ACC & BCCI.” Brutal honesty by Symonds

The above post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, and found it to be MISLEADING.

Firstly, Andrew Symonds passed away in May 2022, hence, the above statement in the context of the Asia Cup 2023 final is falsely attributed to Symonds. Reports of Symonds’ demise on May 14, 2022, can be seen here, here and here.

Andrew Symonds was killed at the age of 46 in a car crash in Australia’s Queensland. He is survived by his wife Laura and young children Chloe and Billy.

Hence, it can be concluded that the statement in question is falsely attributed to a former Australian cricketer.

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