After the ICC World Cup match between India and Pakistan, a photograph of Indian National Congress Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor with a group of women is going viral on Social Media. Several netizens have claimed that Tharoor is with “Pakistani cricketers’ wives.” A Twitter user in a post said, "There's more to winning a cricket match, than just players hitting a ball... 😜 Here's a convincing reason why we won the match - Shashi Tharoor with Pakistan's cricket wives."'
The photograph is also making rounds on Facebook and Whatsapp. Several netizens have also believed to the claim and reacted to it. The LatestLY FactCheck team has found that the false claim is being made on social media and the image was posted by Congress MP itself on February 19, 2018. Fact Check: Did American Cartoonist Ben Garrison Create the Cartoon Disparaging BJP and Congress?
Claims made on social media:
There's more to winning a cricket match, than just players hitting a ball... 😜
Here's a convincing reason why we won the match - Shashi Tharoor with Pakistan's cricket wives... ❤️ pic.twitter.com/48kmdNmc58
— Dr Aman kashyap (@DrAmankashyap) June 18, 2019
As per Shashi Tharoor's tweet, the women in the picture are of Indore’s Entrepreneurs’ Organisation and not the wives of Pakistani cricketers. So the images shared on the internet have been mispresented and claims are placed out of context.
Tweet by Shashi Tharoor:
With the women of Indore's Entrepreneurs' Organisation after a three-hour interaction tonight. (But the men asked most of the questions.) pic.twitter.com/4cJB5QoOtl
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 18, 2018
Meanwhile, on June 16, in an ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and Pakistan, the team in green was defeated by 89 runs (DLS method). Pakistan had scored 212 runs of 336 to win. Indian team vice-captain Rohit Sharma was the highest run scorer for the men in blue. While, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya registered two wickets, respectively.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor posing for a picture with wives of Pakistan Cricketers.
The claim is fake and the women in the picture are of Indore’s Entrepreneurs’ Organisation.