An image with text in Hindi and a photograph of Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev is in circulation on social media. The text on the image claims '#कपिलदेव का बड़ा बयान: अमित शाह के बेटे के दबाव में किसानों के खिलाफ ट्वीट कर रहे हैं भारतीय खिलाड़ी.' When translated says – "Kapil Dev's big statement: Indian cricketers are tweeting against Farmer's protest under pressure from Amit shah's son Jay Shah."

Some users have shared the image with English text.

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/mohammad_aquif/status/1358470146134736899

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/aabid.shekh.140/posts/1376582119371143

Fact check:

The claim is FALSE. Kapil Dev has not given any such statement.

When searched with the keywords 'Kapil Dev on Farmers protest', we found few reports about his tweet made on February 4, 2021. He called for an early resolution of the ongoing 'tiff' between the Centre and the farmers. The World Cup-winning captain, in a tweet on Thursday, said that the experts should take a call over the matter and also wished the Indian team luck ahead of England series.

https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket/let-the-experts-take-a-call-kapil-dev-on-farmers-protest-682759

https://zeenews.india.com/hindi/sports/cricket/kapil-dev-tweet-on-rihanna-and-farmers-protest-said-india-is-supreme/842133

Here is the tweet.

We found no other tweet or reports of him talking about farmer's protest.

The photograph of Kapil Dev has been used in news reports several times.

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/sports/don-t-get-carried-away-with-pace-friendly-wickets-in-australia--kapil-dev-to-indian-bowlers.html

https://zeenews.india.com/cricket/kapil-dev-former-team-india-skipper-suffers-heart-attack-hospitalised-2319584.html

This image was taken back in October 2019, when a press conference was held to announce that Kapil Dev has quit the BCCI Cricket advisory committee.

https://www.india.com/sports/kapil-dev-tenders-resignation-from-three-member-cricket-advisory-committee-3791565/


Therefore, the claim that Kapil Dev released a statement that Cricketers are tweeting against farmer's protest under pressure from Amit Shah's son is FALSE.


Claim Review :   Kapil Dev said that cricketers are tweeting against farmer’s protest under pressure from Amit Shah’s son
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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