Renowned Indian industrialist Ratan Tata finally denied all the rumours and fake news, claiming a reward him to star Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan. The rumours circulated over social media after the reports of Rashid Khan allegedly getting fined by cricket’s governing body for displaying the Indian tricolour flag during a victory celebration after defeating Pakistan.
“Pakistan Complain to the ICC against Rashid Khan during his victory celebration with the Indian flag ICC fined 55 lakhs against Rashid Khan but Ratan Tata declared 10 crores for Rashid Khan,” wrote a user on X (formerly Twitter).
Pakistan Complain to ICC aganist Rasid Khan during his victory celebration with indian flag ICC fine 55 lakh aganist Rasid Khan but Ratan Tata declare 10 crore to Rasid Khan— Guruprasad Mohanty (@Gurupra62640661) October 25, 2023
“I congratulate Sri Ratan Tata for extending financial support to cricketer Rashid Khan who has been fined ₹55 lacs by ICC for braving the Bhartiya flag on his chest while celebrating victory over Pakistan. OUR SICKULAR JOURNALIST are silent over this,” wrote another user.
I congratulate Sri Ratan Tata for extending financial support to cricketer Rashid khan who has been fined ₹55 lacs by ICC for braving Bhartiya flag on his chest while celebrating victory over Pakistan. OUR SICKULAR JOURNALIST are silent over this.— Mahesh (@mahesh_2901) October 27, 2023
Furthermore, Ratan Tata himself came out to clear his stance over the same and busted this entire ‘fake-news’ episode of rewarding Rashid Khan after an alleged fine by cricket’s governing body.
“I have made no suggestions to any cricket faculty about any cricket member regarding a fine or reward to any players. I have no connection to cricket whatsoever. Please do not believe WhatsApp forwards and videos of such nature unless they come from my official platforms,” wrote Ratan Tata in a post from his official X handle.
Here's a look at the official post by Ratan Tata:
I have made no suggestions to the ICC or any cricket faculty about any cricket member regarding a fine or reward to any players.— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) October 30, 2023
I have no connection to cricket whatsoever
Please do not believe WhatsApp forwards and videos of such nature unless they come from my official…
Talking about cricket, Rashid Khan will be in action today for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka in the sixth match of their ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Afghanistan have stunned everyone in the ongoing edition of this prestigious cricket quadrennial. They have defeated the defending champions England and their prominent rivals, Pakistan to register two wins in the tournament and keep their hopes alive.
Speaking of the hosts India, they are currently the most dominant team of the tournament with 6 successive wins in the 6 matches they played so far.