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Fact Check: Is Virat Kohli’s sand sculpture circulating on social media even real?

Fact Check: Is Virat Kohli’s sand sculpture circulating on social media even real?

Virat Kohli leads the batting charts in IPL 2024, accumulating an impressive 316 runs across five innings

Some captivating images circulating on social media depict a child alongside a splendid sand sculpture resembling the Indian cricket team‘s iconic player, Virat Kohli. Initially presumed to be crafted by the child, these viral posts have garnered widespread admiration. However, investigations reveal a different truth.

True Media and Hive have uncovered that this purported sand rendition of Virat Kohli on social platforms is, in fact, computer-generated using artificial intelligence, debunking its authenticity.

The Quint, in its investigative report, highlighted several inconsistencies within the images. Notably, discrepancies were noted in the depiction of the flag’s design in the background. Furthermore, a screenshot from a Facebook post by user Ramesh Yadav featured a hashtag indicating a “Photo Editing Challenge.”

Virat Kohli in good form in IPL 2024

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli showcased exceptional skill, amassing an impressive 113 runs from 72 deliveries. Kohli’s innings, marked by four sixes and 12 boundaries, demonstrated remarkable composure, earning him his eighth century in the tournament, a record-breaking achievement. Notably, Kohli also etched his name in history as the first player to surpass the 7500-run milestone in the lucrative IPL.

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Additionally, Kohli partnered with team captain Faf du Plessis in a formidable 125-run partnership for the second wicket. Their collective efforts significantly contributed to Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s formidable total of 183/3 in their allotted 20 overs against the opposition, the Royals.

Presently, Virat Kohli leads the batting charts in IPL 2024, accumulating an impressive 316 runs across five innings. Noteworthy performances include an unbeaten 83 against the Kolkata Knight Riders and a composed 77 versus the Punjab Kings, solidifying his status as one of the tournament’s top performers.

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