A Pakistani national team cricketer Usman Khan Shinwari tweeted a clarification after his namesake died of cardiac arrest during a corporate league match in Pakistan on Sunday, September 25 causing confusion amongst his fans.
Shinwari, who made his international debut in 2013 versus Sri Lanka, was shocked when his family members started getting calls regarding his demise.
The pacer took to social media to dismiss the rumours and slammed the news channels for not authenticating the news. 'I'm fine. My family is getting calls regarding my death. With due respect to news channels, pls authenticate before running such a big news. Thank you," Shinwari tweeted.
A video was doing rounds on social media of a club cricketer named Usman Shinwari collapsing due to a heart-attack during a match between Burger Paints and Friesland.
He was brought to the hospital immediately where he couldn't survive.
The visuals showed him collapsing on the ground with fellow cricketers rushing to attend him.
Meanwhile, Usman Khan Shinwari made his debut for Pakistan in 2013. The cricketer last represented Pakistan in a T20 match against Sri Lanka in Lahore in October 2019.