Shocker: ICC World Cup 2015 is fixed, says WhatsApp message

DC | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 21, 2015, 2:17 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 6:52 pm IST
A WhatsApp message went viral on Friday stating all matches of ICC World Cup 2015 so far have turned out to be as predicted. (Photo: AP)
 A WhatsApp message went viral on Friday stating all matches of ICC World Cup 2015 so far have turned out to be as predicted. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: A WhatsApp message that has gone viral says the ongoing cricket World Cup is fixed and that South Africa will lift the cup. The message also indicated that India would lose against South Africa during their tie on Sunday.

Cricket commentator and regarded as the voice of Indian cricket, Harsha Bhogle slammed the message that is going around, terming it to be ‘stupid’. He tweeted that ‘QF line-ups are infeasible’.

According to the message, India would qualify for the quarterfinals but will not win against Zimbabwe in a Pool B game.

The message also stated that India would beat New Zealand in the first quarterfinal and will be knocked out by Australia in the semifinals.

The message on the chatting application also added that Australia and South Africa would win their quarterfinal games against Zimbabwe and England respectively while Sri Lanka would overcome Pakistan’s challenge in the fourth quarterfinal.

The message predicted Australia vs South Africa final with Proteas winning the trophy on March 29.

(Photo: Screengrab)

Results as predicted:

February 14: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, winner New Zealand

February 14: Australia vs England, winner Australia

February 15: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, winner South Africa

February 15: India vs Pakistan, winner India

February 16: Ireland vs West Indies , winner Ireland

February 17: New Zealand vs Scotland, winner New Zealand

February 18: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh , winner Bangladesh

February 19: United Arab Emirates vs Zimbabwe, winner Zimbabwe

February 20: New Zealand vs England, winner New Zealand

* Deccan Chronicle has only reproduced the WhatsApp message.

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