Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Social media can be a very powerful tool in recent times, but there is flipside to it as well. Too much of fake news and viral videos also hurt the credibility of the medium. 

As per reports, a news that Hardik Pandya abused skipper Rohit Sharma started trending on social media after the second T20I game at Edgbaston.

A video claimed to be about the incident was doing the rounds on social media. However, it was of poor quality and the audio was not clear. The stump mic picked up Hardik using harsh words at Rohit but it was not clear what he said. As per the claim in the video, the incident took place in the fourth over when Hardik was asking a fielder to listen to him and not Rohit when he is bowling.

Netizens started responding to the video and expressed their surprise over the development.

“Opened Twitter to see #HardikAbusedRohit trending. Went through the tweets, could not find when or how Hardik abused Rohit. Social media can be bizarre,” wrote a cricket buff.

However, the authenticity of the video could not be confirmed.