News of celebrities spread faster than a wildfire. Recently, few reports claimed former Sri Lanka skipper Sanath Jayasuriya to be dead. However, those reports were all rumours as no news organisation, or an official had given any information regarding the same. Veteran India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin seemed concerned with the news, and he took to Twitter to speculate whether it is true.

Ashwin worries with Jayasuriya’s fake death news

Meanwhile, this month a piece of fake news spread over the internet about Jayasuriya’s death in a car accident in Canada. The report took everybody by surprise on social media and also left an effect on Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin. He took to Twitter to ask about the reliability of the news to his fans and followers.

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“Is the news on Sanath Jayasuriya true?? I got a news update on what’s app but see nothing here on Twitter,” Ashwin wrote.

However, many have reported it to be fake since Ravichandran Ashwin posted it on Twitter. Sanath Jayasuriya, one of the finest Sri Lankan batsmen to have played the game, himself dismissed all the speculations and reported it to be fake. He wrote on May 21 that he has not visited Canada recently. Jayasuriya also shared that he is in Sri Lanka currently and urged everyone not to spread fake news without verifying.

“Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well being. I am in Srilanka and have not visited Canada recently. Please avoid sharing fake news,” Jayasuriya wrote.

Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin was last seen in the recently concluded IPL. He led Kings XI Punjab; however, failed to progress to the playoffs. The off-spinner will play for Nottinghamshire in the County Championship to keep himself prepared for the WIndies Test series just after the World Cup. Notably, Ashwin is not a part of the 15-member World Cup squad.