first_imgIt was a heartbreaking moment for Indian cricket fans when MS Dhoni got run out in the nail-biting semi-final against New Zealand. Now, an emotional post is viral on Internet claiming that even the cameraman on the ground couldn’t stop himself and cried on Dhoni’s dismissal.The post has a photo collage of four images three show a crying cameraman and one is a picture of Dhoni leaving the field after his dismissal. India Today’s Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found the claim to be false. The man in tears is actually an Iraqi photojournalist who cried on the defeat of Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup football tournament 2019.The misleading post spread like wildfire on social media. Online shopping portal Bewakoof.com uploaded the post on its official Facebook handle on Thursday. The post has been liked by more than 20,000 users and shared almost 1,000 times at the time of filing this story.The archived version of the post can be seen here.A simple reverse search tells the truth behind this photo. The official Twitter handle of Asian Cup posted the viral photo in January this year and identified the man as an Iraqi photographer.Passionate. Emotional moment for an Iraqi photographer during the Round of 16 clash against ! #AsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/KZoXsp1N4U#AsianCup2023 (@afcasiancup) January 24, 2019We also a found a tweet of journalist Steven Nabil, according to which the man in the viral picture is an Iraqi sports photographer named Mohammed al Azzawi. Azzawi cried after Iraq lost to Qatar in the Round 16 of Asian Cup 2019.advertisementIraqi sports photographer Mohammed AL Azzawi trying to finish his work through tears after Iraq lost to Qatar in a heartbreaker. To the world soccer is a sport , to Iraqis, it’s everything.. pic.twitter.com/R7ulO5o5NR Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) January 24, 2019A news report of Fox Sports also narrated the same story. Boom Live has also debunked this misleading post.ALSO READ | Fact Check: Pakistan YouTuber instigates communal hatred with false factsALSO READ | Fact Check: Shanghai police drill video goes viral as shooting of three Uyghur Muslims INDIA TODAY FACT CHECK ClaimCameraman on the ground cried after Dhoni’s dismissal in the semi-final against New Zealand.ConclusionThe man is an Iraqi photojournalist who cried after Iraq lost to Qatar in the Asian Cup this year.JHOOTH BOLE KAUVA KAATEThe number of crows determines the intensity of the lie.1 Crow: Half True2 Crows: Mostly lies3 Crows: Absolutely false If you have a story that looks suspicious, please share with us at [email protected] or send us a message on the WhatsApp number 73 7000 7000last_img