On Saturday, the news broke on the internet that Nathan McCullum, the younger brother of former Blackcaps skipper Brendon McCullum, has passed away in hospital following health complications.
The rumours of his death were circulating on the internet but Nathan soon confirmed on twitter that he’s all fit and couldn’t believe from where the news of his death came.
Off-spinning all-rounder Nathan McCullum, who has represented New Zealand in 84 ODI and 63 T20I, told on his social media account that he’s alive and kicking more than ever before.
I am alive and kicking more than ever before. Not sure where this news has come from but this is fake. Love you all. pic.twitter.com/WZ1nuX4LUo
— Nathan McCullum (@MccullumNathan) December 1, 2018
Brendon McCullum was shocked and devastated by the rumours of his brother’s death. He posted a warning for the wrongdoer on his social media account that he’s going to find him, “somewhere or somehow.”
Tonight someone decided, via social media to release that my brother passed away! Im on a flight back to NZ and my heart broke! None of it is true! Whoever put this out there, I’ll find you! Somewhere, somehow.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) December 1, 2018
It is not the first time when a similar kind of incident happened. A few years ago, the news of the death of Inzamam ul Haq spread on social media but soon the rumours were exposed by the people.
One should always avoid sharing things on social media without confirming whether they came from a reliable source or not so we could save ourselves from these ruthless events in the future.