An image purporting to show a bottle of alcohol placed below the chair of Ravi Shastri, coach of the Indian cricket team, during a team photograph, is photoshopped.
The image has been poorly edited by adding a cropped photo of a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey to it.
BOOM received the morphed picture on its WhatsApp helpline (7700906111) from a reader who asked about the photo.
It is also being shared on Twitter with the same caption. Most of the replies to the tweet have pointed out that the image is fake and photoshopped and was created as a joke. (Find an archived version of the tweet here)
Neeche Dekho...👇— Arun Arora (@Arun2981) July 9, 2019
Shastri ki Kurssi ke Neeche Zoom karke Dekho
While the image is very obviously fake some Twitter users were taken in by it.
@KirenRijiju— Kumar Ajit (@Kumarajit1017) July 9, 2019
Sir pls enlarge the picture and then u will find the bottle of wine below ravi shastri chair, now does the ministry of sports will ask for explanation from coach or we will let them off as officialy BCCI doesn't comes under you
BJP supporter pic.twitter.com/1fCPyQRUya
A reverse image search of the photograph shows the original photo which does not have the bottle.
It was tweeted by the official handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on July 6, 2019.
The caption with the same image on another website states it was taken at the Headingley stadium in Leeds ahead of India playing Sri Lanka at the during World Cup taking place in England and Wales. The image can be viewed here.
Claim : Ravi Shastri kept a bottle of alcohol below his chair during a team photoshoot
Claimed By : Twitter, Facebook users
Fact Check : FALSE