The message tricked many including international billiards champion Pankaj Advani.

news Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:48

This is the fake message that fooled many on social media on Thursday and Friday, and sent the internet, or at least a part of it, in a tizzy. 

The message which is said to have originated on WhatsApp- several WhasApp groups were also celebrating the "news"- and later circulated on other social media sites tricked many including international billiards champion Pankaj Advani. 

When he realised that the message was fake, he tweeted saying that a wrong tweet made by him gets more attention than when he wins a world title. 

However, no sooner did it become clear that message was a sham, netizens did not wait to slam those spreading the rumour or those who had been fooled by it. 

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