Fact Check: 'Chowkidar Chor Hai': Video from 2019 IPL shared as recent

A video is widely being shared on social media claiming that slogans of 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' were raised during Indian Premier League 2022.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  25 April 2022 6:15 AM GMT
Fact Check: Chowkidar Chor Hai: Video from 2019 IPL shared as recent

Hyderabad: A video is widely being shared on social media claiming that slogans of 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' were raised during Indian Premier League 2022. It can be seen in the video that in a cricket match, a man sitting in the middle of the audience is raising slogans of 'Chowkidar Chor Hai'. The person is wearing a T-shirt of the IPL team Delhi Capitals.



Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter firstly noticed the viral video carefully. In the video, the boys are seen wearing a t-shirt of Delhi Capitals. We searched for the current jersey of Delhi Capitals.

According to the official website of the Delhi Capitals, "JSW-GMR co-owned IPL franchise Delhi Capitals today unveiled the official jersey for the 2022 season. With an equal dash of red and blue, the new jersey exudes youthful and vibrant energy. While the red symbolizes the team's on-field courage, the blue stands for balance and composure. The tiger, an intrinsic part of the DC logo, is bigger and bolder, as the team gears up to roar again."


On further investigation, we searched whether any such incident was reported by any mainstream media. We found a report published by the BBC dated back on March 26, 2019. The report was titled, "IPL 2019: 'Chowkidar chor hai' slogans raised during Jaipur match!"

"There was a lot of checking at the time of entry into the stadium. No political material was allowed inside. The music was also loud at the beginning of the match. But the slogans were heard in the 18th over. But on the second ball of the 18th over, when the Punjab team's batsman Nicholas Pooran hit a four-off Jaydev, the slogans were heard changing. A loud voice came from the crowd - 'Chowkidar chor hai. This slogan was uttered several times," read the report.

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We found a similar report published by The Siasat Daily on March 26, 2019.

On performing a Google Reverse Image Search, we found a similar video uploaded by several users on Facebook and Twitter in April 2019.



Hence, it is therefore evident that the claim is False. The viral video has nothing to do with the current IPL 2022.

Claim Review:'Chowkidar Chor Hai': Video from 2019 IPL
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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