On Monday night, the Indian media in their true style of not checking facts before flashing a big story, reported the retirement of Virender Sehwag from all forms of cricket. It was indeed a big breaking news except that it turned out to be untrue. The player was forced to issue a clarification while he became a top twitter trend and his new found well wishers began to pay tribute on social media platforms.
Sehwag, while responding to a journalist’s question on his retirement plan in Dubai, said on Monday, “since I’m not playing any international matches, so I’m technically retired from international cricket. But I will return to India, think about my career and make an official announcement there. ”
It seems this was this Sehwag’s video that prompted journalists to once again ‘interpret’ news. And once again this exercise resulted in huge embarrassment for our friends in media.
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