The two border countries, India and Pakistan, are all geared up to face each other in the most anticipated match of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester.
Broadcast media on both sides of the border are full-out broadcasting provocative advertisements regarding the match.
Indian Tennis star and the wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoab Malik, Sania Mirza has slammed such Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border’.
“Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border?? seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore especially 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 tweeted.
Star Sports has brought back the famous Mauka Mauka advertisement, which has been the popular slogan for previous India vs Pakistan world cup cricket matches.
As the match coincides with Father’s Day this year, the advertisement refers to Pakistan and Bangladesh as India’s children with a tagline, Baap, Baap Hota Hai.
A Pakistan TV channel further 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.
The match in Manchester will be the 7th World Cup meeting between India and Pakistan. India holds a 6-0 advantage over Pakistan in the matches played in the World Cups.