Pankaj Advani trolled for false tweet

Jun 26, 2016, 11:00 IST | A Correspondent

Pankaj Advani, the 15-time World Billiards and Snooker champion, was trolled on Saturday for mentioning on Twitter that Narendra Modi was declared the best PM in the world by UNESCO.

Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani

"Congratulations @narendramodi sir for being declared the best PM in the world by @UNESCO #ProudIndian @PMOIndia," wrote Advani.

The Arjuna award winner did not verify the news before tweeting and Twitterati went berserk — including famous author Chetan Bhagat. Bhagat, who wrote: "Also @UNESCO has declared @smritiirani best HRD minister in heavy weight category Please retweet @PankajAdvani247."

A few users even felt that Advani's verified account will now be unverified for sharing such fake news.

Once the 30-year-old relaised that the news was fake, he did not delete his tweet.

Instead, he wrote, "I know I got my facts wrong but this apparently gets more attention than when I win a WORLD TITLE!!."

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