Social media buzzed with viral news claiming that prominent Pakistani YouTubers, Ducky Bhai and Momin Saqib, had their Indian visa applications declined by Indian authorities.
In the wake of this news circulating widely, there was a wave of jubilant reactions from the people of Pakistan, expressed through memes and various forms of celebration, celebrating the reported denial of their Indian visas.
Amidst rumors of Indian visa denials for Pakistani YouTubers attending the ICC World Cup 2023, these content creators have emphatically denied such claims, asserting that they never applied for visas in the first place.
Social media reports had suggested that YouTubers Nadir Ali, Momin Saqib, Saadur Rehman (known as “Ducky Bhai”), and an Indian TikToker residing in the UAE, who impersonates a Pakistani under the name “Love Khaani,” had been refused visas for the prestigious event.
There’s news circulating that my Indian visa got rejected. Just to clear the air, I haven’t even applied yet!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to emphasise on the importance of fact-checking & verifying news from authentic sources before spreading misinformation
— Momin Saqib (@mominsaqib) September 27, 2023
However, Love Khaani clarified the situation on social media, stating, “Please know this is completely FAKE news. I never applied for any visa related to this event. Always check the facts before believing and spreading any news.”
Momin Saqib also discredited these reports as “fake” and urged people not to rely on unreliable sources. He made it clear that he had not yet applied for an Indian visa and stressed the importance of fact-checking news from authentic sources before sharing it.
It’s worth noting that Pakistani fans and journalists are still awaiting their visas for the ICC World Cup, which features 48 matches played across 46 days at 10 different venues, with the final scheduled for November 19.
There are some rumors circulating that I applied for an Indian visa for ICC World Cup 2023 and it got rejected. Please know this is completely FAKE news. I never applied for any visa related to this event. Always check the facts before believing and spreading any news. 🙏
— Ducky Bhai (@duckybhai) September 27, 2023
Pakistan is set to participate in two warm-up matches before their World Cup campaign begins, including matches against New Zealand on September 29 and Australia on October 3, both taking place in Hyderabad.
Pakistan’s opening World Cup match is against the Netherlands, followed by a highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals India at Ahmedabad Stadium, which can accommodate over 130,000 spectators, on October 14.
India will kick off their campaign against Australia on October 8, followed by the much-anticipated match against Pakistan.