India and Pakistan will face each other in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester. The provocative commercials promoted by broadcasters on both sides of the border are doing rounds on television channels and social media.
Star Sports brought back the famous Mauka Mauka advertisement, which has been the popular slogan for previous India vs Pakistan world cup clashes. As the match coincided with Father’s Day this year, the ad referred to Pakistan and Bangladesh as India’s children with a tagline, Baap, Baap Hota Hai.
A Pakistan TV channel shared an advertisement which appeared to mock Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The 33-second video released by Pakistan’s Jazz TV showed a person imitating IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman with his trademark mustache in a blue jersey answering questions on the camera.
Indian Tennis star and the wife of Pakistani cricketer Sania Mirza has slammed such Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border’.
In her tweet she wrote “Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border 🤮 seriously guys, you don’t need to ‘hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already!It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life !!”
Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border 🤮 seriously guys, you don’t need to ‘hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already!It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life !!
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 12, 2019
The 33-second ad shows a model in a blue India jersey, sporting Varthaman’s trademark moustache. He is seen repeating Abhinandan’s viral remarks, “I’m sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this” to the questions asked on India’s strategy for the match.
The match in Manchester will be the 7th World Cup meeting between India and Pakistan. India maintain a 6-0 record against Pakistan in cricket’s showpiece event.
Check out some of the reactions to Sania’s tweet :
— Sylvester Tamang (@SylvesterTamang) June 12, 2019
I fully endorse this. Be sensible guys take it just as a game and enjoy it.
— Shahjhan Malik (@shahjhan_malikk) June 12, 2019
Caught between two countries. 😊
— AAP Ka Vikram (@vikrameffects) June 12, 2019
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) June 12, 2019
This issue can never be solved @MirzaSania
— Dr.Faisal Raheem (@Faisal5020) June 12, 2019
As the match between the two countries is nearing, fans of both the teams are expected to be very much interested. But what we can hope for is to be passionate within the limits as it is just a game of cricket.