Yasir confirms himself about his fake death news in Karachi plane crash
After the plane crash, when there were many fears about casualties in Pakistan, another news spread. Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah has died in the accident that went viral on social media. Concerns began to spread around the cricket world. In the end, Yasir told himself that he was alive.
The plane, which left Lahore, crashed while landing at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday in a nearby residential area. It confirmed the deaths of at least 80 people.
Somehow the news spread that Yasir was on this flight. The Lahore-Karachi route is one of the busiest routes in Pakistan, with many commuters. It was not unusual for Yasir to be on that flight. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the news of Yasir’s death, a picture that also spread through social media.
Later, however, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s picture became known as an edited picture. His name was not found in the passenger list of the flight.
Even after that the discussion did not stop. At one point, Yasir said on Twitter that he was safe.
“Thanks to the Almighty, I am safe in my house. I am praying for those who lost their lives in the plane crash. May Allah grant them Jannat ul Firdaus,”
The 34-year-old leg-spinner, one of the best Test spinners recently, has taken 213 wickets in just 39 Tests. He is the fastest 200 wicket-taker in Test history.