Even as the Coronavirus continued to affect human life, reports surfaced on Friday that Dawood Ibrahim has been tested positive for the virus along with his wife. Rather few reports also emerged that the gangster has allegedly passed away due to the virus only for his brother Anees Ibrahim to deny the news. He cleared that his brother is fine and no one from their family has been tested for COVID-19.
However, this is not the first time that the news of Dawood Ibrahim’s passing away has turned out to be a rumour or fake. Soon after his brother denied the reports, former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi started trending on Twitter which left many scratching their heads wondering the connection between the two.
Afridi was reportedly in trouble for his comments against Dawood back in 2016 but that has nothing to do with the cricketer trending on social media now. Interestingly, Twitterverse has hilariously compared Dawood’s death news with his retirements. Shahid Afridi retired from the game on more than three occasions only to return to the international arena again.
Shahid Afridi finally retired in 2017
The 40-year-old has been trolled many times before for making several comebacks from retirements before. For the unversed, he finally hung his boots from international cricket in February 2017. However, Shahid Afridi went on to play for the ICC World XI against the West Indies in 2018 at Lord’s in a T20I and it remains the last game he played at the international level.
He played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20 Internationals for Pakistan scoring more than 10000 runs in his career and always had the strike-rate of more than 100 in the limited-overs formats. Afridi still plays the T20 leagues across the world and recently plied his trade for the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year.
As far as the ongoing Twitter trend is concerned, his name popped up alongside the WWE Wrestlemania star The Undertaker who has also made a comeback after passing away. Some hilarious memes and tweets flooded on social media on Saturday after Dawood Ibrahim’s news turned out to be a rumour.
Here are some of them:
Shahid afridi is 19th birthday and Dawood ibrahim ke marne ki news har saal aati hai
— Umang Gupta (@umang_g) June 6, 2020
Dawood ki maut aur Afridi ke retirement ka kuch bharosa nahin hai.
Kisi ko nahin pata kitni baar hoga
— Mohd Atif (@atif_icial) June 6, 2020
Dawood has died more times than Shahid Afridi has retired !
— Dhriti Singh (@dhritisingh1) June 6, 2020
Jitni Baar afridi retire nhi huya usse jyada baar to Dawood mrr chuka hai https://t.co/mMpBS21pWh
— Kundan Kumar (@kundank7860) June 6, 2020
Dawood Marta rehta hai , Afridi retirement leta rehta hai… Ye chalta rahega 🥴🥴
— Manteshwar Singh 🍥 (@xDmad) June 6, 2020
Sir yeh bandha afridi jaise hai, woh roj retire hota hai, dawood roj marta hai, koi bharosa nahi
— Nirmal W (@nirmalw) June 6, 2020
Dawood ka death and afridi ka retirement ek hi jaisa hai 😂😂 https://t.co/s9VHRyi0VM
— Abhishek Kashyap (@VmKashyap) June 6, 2020
Shahid Afridi ka fan hai Dawood
Ek retirement se wapas ata hai baar baar
Ek dead hoke zinda hota hai baar baar
— Poojan Shah 🇮🇳 (@CAMojoJojo) June 6, 2020
Dawood Ibrahim’s death and Shahid Afridi’s age are the greatest mysteries of the modern world 😂 #DawoodIbrahim
— The_Hegde (@SameerHegde07) June 6, 2020
Reports of Dawood's death are like Afridi's retirement. We get one every year
— AtmaNirbhar Ashish (@ashishkaisare) June 6, 2020
You can never trust Pakistan on two things:
1. Dawood Ibrahims death announcement.
2. Shahid Afridi's retirement announcement.
— Amit (@Goddamittt) June 6, 2020
Dawood has died more times than Shahid Afridi has retired.
— Vipul Goyal (@HumorouslyVipul) June 6, 2020
Dawood is the Afridi of underworld… https://t.co/uMW1TBvejj
— Another AshWin (@Ashjrk) June 6, 2020
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