Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal who is one of the controversial cricketers is enduring tough times from past few months since his public outburst against Pakistan cricket team’s coach Mickey Arthur and now he was declared dead by social media peeps. Yes, you read it right. The 27-year-old batsman is garnering headlines for the same but all the news of him being dead are fake. He even posted a video to reinstate that he is very much alive and healthy. He urged netizens to not to spread fake news.

Umar Akmal out of Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy squad after failing fitness tests

Umar Akmal out of Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy squad after failing fitness tests

He tweeted, ”  “As salaam alaikum guys (Peace be unto you). By the grace of Allah I am safe. All the news doing the rounds is fake. You will see me live at the semifinals. And I request everyone not to spread news like this. Thank you very much.” As Akmal said, he did turn up for the semi-final of the Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 tournament and scored 35 out of 35 balls Faisalabad on Wednesday.

Here is the tweet:

Umar, who is not currently in the Pakistan’s national team, later on, posted a video as well to assure his safety to his fans. Here is the video that he tweeted:

Umar Akmal’s sudden death rumors started when anti-government riots happened in Islamabad and since then the news of Umar’s death is spreading like wild fire. In Islamabad, armed forces violently took over a religious group and in the scuffle around six people were killed. Social media users posted images of one of the deceased and mentioned that the picture is of Umar Akmal. What are your views on this? Let us know in comments below.