Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border, says Sania Mirza ahead of India-Pakistan clash
The commercials of both countries are being criticised.
Published - Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm | Updated - Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm
The high-voltage clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan is set to take place on June 16 in Manchester. Only a few months ago, the face-off was in serious doubt with many experts and fans wanting the Men in Blue to stop playing Pakistan after the Pulwama attack. Though the relationship between the two countries is still sour, the match looks set to go ahead.
However, the commercials ahead of the marquee clash have taken the centre stage now. While the broadcaster in India Star Sports elevated the Mauka Mauka version and trolled Pakistan. With the game scheduled on Father’s Day, the advertise depicted India to be Pakistan’s father which attracted a lot of criticism across the border. In response to that commercial, Pakistan also tried to match India.
They released an ad taking a dig over Indian Army pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who was in Pakistan’s custody during the air attacks between the two countries post the Pulwama attack. However, this hasn’t gone well with the Indian Tennis star and the wife of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza.
‘Get a life’
Sania Mirza took to her official Twitter handle to express her anger over the commercials from both the countries. She termed it ‘cringeworthy’ and also went on to say that there is no need to hype the clash which is already seeking a lot of attention.
“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 any more than that then get a grip or get a life !!” Sania wrote in her tweet.
Meanwhile, India and Pakistan will be under huge pressure going into this game as a lot will be at stake for both the sides. While the Men in Blue have always beaten their arch-rivals in the World events, Pakistan had the last laugh in the Champions Trophy final in 2017.
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