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How media announced Virender Sehwag’s retirement!

A day before his 37th birthday, Sehwag was on Monday unveiled at the launch ceremony of the veterans 2020 league in Dubai.¬†When Sehwag, who was present alongside Brian Lara, Graeme Smith and Azhar Mahmood at the launch, was asked how he could play as MCL is a retired cricketers’ league, Sehwag said “If I am not retired I will not play. I will go back to India and announce my retirement.”

This statement led to confusion in the section of media and Twitter users that many came to conclusion that the dashing opener has announced his retirement. His fans started trending #ThankYouSehwag in Twitter and it was a top trending news in Twitter late night. But later, Sehwag himself denied the news and said he is still longing to put his pads on to come down the track and loft the ball to mid on for a six.

Here is a collection of screenshots of news from reputed Media houses who made rumour as a news and then changed the headline. Is this how the media manufactures news from mere rumours?

DNA News Agency

DNA News Agency

Times of India

Times of India

Sify Sports

Sify Sports

Cricket County

Cricket County

Sports Wiki

Sports Wiki

India Tv

India Tv

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