As the cricket fever builds up for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, social media platforms are buzzing with claims that Indian authorities have denied visas to several Pakistani social media influencers who had plans to cover the upcoming event set to kick off on October 5.
With the Pakistan cricket team and management already in India for warm-up matches ahead of the mega cricket event, reports are emerging that visas have been denied to prominent Pakistani figures in the world of social media. Among those allegedly affected are comedian Momin Saqib, popular YouTuber Ducky Bhai, renowned content creator Nadir Ali, and UAE-based Indian TikToker ‘Love Khaani.’
The news of these visa denials has stirred mixed reactions across social media. While some expressed their disappointment and concern, others found a silver lining in the situation, citing past incidents of controversial behavior by some of these influencers during the Pakistan-India match in the Asia Cup 2023.
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The denial of visas to these social media personalities adds an unexpected twist to the lead-up of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. It remains to be seen how this development will impact the coverage and atmosphere surrounding the highly anticipated cricket tournament, which is expected to capture the attention of fans around the world.
In response to the viral and unverified reports regarding the denial of their Indian visas, comedian Momin Saqib and YouTuber Ducky Bhai have come forward to set the record straight.
Saqib took to social media, specifically platform X, to address the rumors, stating, “There’s news circulating that my Indian visa got rejected. Just to clear the air, I haven’t even applied yet! I’d also like to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of fact-checking & verifying news from authentic sources before spreading misinformation.”
This clarifying statement from Saqib serves as a reminder of the critical importance of verifying information from credible sources before it is shared or circulated on social media platforms. It highlights the potential consequences of misinformation and the responsibility of both content creators and consumers in ensuring the accuracy of news and updates in the digital age.
“This is unequivocally untrue. I have not submitted any visa application in connection with this event. It’s crucial to verify information before accepting and disseminating it,” he emphasized.
We are still awaiting responses from Nadir Ali and others involved in this matter.