Mohammad Irfan quashes rumours of his death in a car accident; requests people not to spread rumours

Mohammad Irfan quashes rumours of his death in a car accident; requests people not to spread rumours

Pakistan's deaf cricketer Mohammad Irfan passed away.

Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan was trending on social media recently not for good reasons. Rumours were rife about his death in a car accident. However, the cricketer himself has confirmed that he and his family is absolutely fine and requested people to not spread baseless rumours.

Rather it all started with Pakistan‘s deaf cricketer Mohammad Irfan passing away on Sunday. He was battling stomach infection and the news was even confirmed by the team’s coach Umar Fayyaz. He revealed that Irfan was battling illness for a long time. The 31-year-old late cricketer first appeared for Pakistan’s deaf team in 2007 and played for his country for 13 years.

Coming back to the left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan, he took to Twitter to confirm that he is alive and also stated that people should refrain from spreading such fake news as it disturbs his family.

“Some social media outlets have been spreading a baseless fake news about my death in a car accident. 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 tweet read.

Here’s the tweet:

Mohammad Irfan made a comeback to Pakistan team last year

As far as Mohammad Irfan’s career is concerned, he made a comeback to the national team last year for Australia tour in the T20 format. However, he was dropped again soon after the tour. Amidst not being picked for the country, Irfan has been playing the T20 leagues across the world and has performed extremely well. He last took the field in March during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and picked four wickets in five innings.

As for his overall career, Irfan has played four Tests, 60 ODIs and 22 T20 Internationals for Pakistan picking 10, 63 and 16 wickets respectively. He will be hoping to make another comeback to the national team in the shortest format with the T20 World Cup to be played (in 2020 or 2021).