Does This Image Show MS Dhoni Expressing Support for Congress in Elections? No!

Neither is this image of MS Dhoni recent nor is it related to 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

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An image of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is being shared to claim that it shows him asking people to vote for Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

  • Those sharing the video have uploaded it saying, "Dhoni asking people of India to vote for Congress."

Neither is this image of MS Dhoni recent nor is it related to 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

An archive of the post can be found here.

(Source: X (formerly Twitter)/Screenshot)

When this report was being written, the video had recorded over seven thousand views on the platform. Archives of similar claims can be seen here, here, and here.

What is the truth?: This photograph of Dhoni dates back to October 2020 and showed him celebrating his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reaching six million on Twitter (now known as X).


What led us to the truth?: A simple reverse image search using the help of Google Lens directed us to the same image shared on the official Instagram handle of CSK.

  • It was shared on 5 October 2020 and was captioned, "andri filled Thala Dharisanam as our Twitter fam becomes 6 Million Strong! #SixerOnTwitter #WhistlePodu #Yellove."

  • Next, we found a different post published on the same day on their official X account that celebrated the team reaching six million followers. The video showed different players from the team thanking people.

News reports: NDTV and News18 had shared reports mentioning about CSK gaining six million followers on the platform, which further corroborated all the aforementioned details.

Conclusion: It is clear that the image is old and is being shared with a misleading context.

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