Indian media (including us) have again become a victim of fake viral news. Since yesterday, all major news websites including prominent ones like India Today, NewsX and Deccan Chronicle and viral sites like RajinikantvsCID and Crictracker carried a story about an image floating on social media that showed a tiger chasing a dog. The tiger was draped in Bangladeshi flag while the dog was in Indian tricolour. Needless to say this infuriated the Indians. All news websites carried headlines like “Bangladesh drapes India flag around a dog ahead of ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals”, “ICC Champions Trophy: Bangladesh start playing ugly ahead of semi-finals vs India” and “Tiranga disrespect: Bangladeshi cricket fans insult Indian national flag on social media”. Even we fell for it and carried the story with headline “A Bangladeshi fan insults Indian flag ahead of semi-finals. The sheer audacity will make your EAR’S BLEED”.
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India will play Bangladesh on the 15th of June 2017 in semi-final 2. Bangladesh are no more a team anyone can take lightly and they proved that against New Zealand. India will be well aware of this fact and will be leaving no stones unturned come the clash. For India, it is about defending this title which they won way back in 2013.