With rumours of him being involved in a fatal car accident leading to people speculating about his death, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan had to clarify he’s well and asked people to refrain from spreading the fake news. Also Read - Would be More Happy to be Compared With Pakistan Greats Than Virat Kohli or Any Other Indian Player, Says Babar Azam
The confusion surrounding his well-being seems to have arised after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the passing away of a deaf cricketer Mohammad Irfan following a stomach infection. Also Read - Mystery Around Mohammad Hafeez Continues After PCB Facilitated COVID-19 Re-Test Comes Positive
However, the left-arm pacer, apparently the tallest ever to have played first-class cricket at 7 ft 1 in, took to social media to clear the confusion. Also Read - After 'Visa Assurances' Demand, BCCI Asks PCB if it Can Guarantee No Terror Attacks in India
“Some social media outlets have been spreading a baseless fake news about my death in a car accident,” Irfan wrote on Twitter. “This has disturbed my family & friends beyond words, and I have been receiving endless calls on this. Please refrain from such things. There was no accident and we are well.”
The 38-year-old Irfan has played 4 Tests, 60 ODIs and 22 T20Is for Pakistan since making his international debut in 2010 and has taken a combined 108 wickets acrosd formats.
His last appearance in international cricket was in September 2019.