While I am grateful and indebted to all that I’ve received in life, the news that has been making rounds about my social media earnings is not true.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 12, 2023
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been on a mission to take on fake news being spread on the internet.
After tweeting about how media had incorrectly reported on his social media earnings on 12 August, he took to his Instagram handle to share how The Times of India published 'fake news'.
According to a TOI article, which has been taken down after Kohli's post, the cricketer and his actor wife Anushka Sharma were to build a cricket pitch at their farmhouse.
Kohli didn't take to this story well, and shared a screenshot of this article along with the comment, 'bachpan se jo akhbar padha hai wo bhi fake news chaapne laga ab', which loosely translates to 'the newspaper I've been reading since my childhood, has also started publishing fake news'.
On 12 August, he tweeted after news reports of him earning INR 11.45 crore per post for Instagram and Twitter emerged. These reports came up after StockPro, a Bengaluru-based trading and investing company, revealed his net worth to be INR 1,050 crore.
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