Fans react to Pakistani World Cup ad which insults IAF Pilot Abhinandan
A Pakistani TV channel revealed a promotional advertisement in reply of the Star Sports’ ‘Mauka Mauka’ advertisement in front of the India and Pakistan clash in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sunday, June 16 in Manchester.
The advertisement featured the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was caught during the air strikes, as his plane arrived in Pakistan after a breakdown. In the 2019 India-Pakistan standoff, he was held captive for 60 hours in Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight. But the ad was all about mocking him.
In the 33 seconds video, the character representing Abhinandan sports the Indian Air Force pilot’s mark handlebar mustache in the Jazz TV cut and is wearing Indian team’s blue kit. The entertainer is seen tasting tea along these lines Abhinandan was appeared after his catch on February 27.
In the advertisement, an individual asks actor who representing Abhinandanto get some information about the playing XI of the Indian team for Pakistan match, to which the on-screen character says – “I am not supposed to tell you this”, like how Abhinandan answered to an inquiry, yet the entertainer utilized a South Indian inflection. The questioner then asks about the tea and the person who acted as Abhinanadan says the tea is really good, then he decided to leave.
Then as he is about to leave, he is brough back by the questioner who says, “Ek second Ruko! Cup Kahan leke ja raho ho?” – here by the “Cup” it represents the cricket trophy.
But ever since the advertisement has published, fans across the world are expressing their disappointment about the ad as it directly hits the emotions of the Indians. They went on full anger in Twitter to describe their frustration.
Here’s how fans react about the ad-
Sports is to create harmony among nations. Be a sports loving nation, have sportsmanship.
Being a Pakistani, I condemn the ad of #Abhinandan. Its a cheap act, we should avoid such bullshits. Its an ad represented by one Pak’s channel not the ideology of whole Pakistan.
— Mushtaq Ali (@Mushtaq_989) June 12, 2019
Mauka Mauka was one of the most innovative ads ever. Didn’t bring religion, army anything – the ad just showed the cricket rivalry.
But bringing in an armyman #Abhinandan in an ad is totally uncalled for. You can’t insult a soldier, irrespective of which country he belongs to.
— Jayesh Kumar Dey (@dey_jayesh) June 12, 2019
It’s shameful for the agency to choose a POW incident and create a satire called commercial!?! It’s extremely bad in taste in terms of its analogy, pun or figure of speech. Must ban this ad!!
— BugattiMonk (@BugattiMonk) June 11, 2019
— Mahithi (@iknowwhatiam2) June 11, 2019
Did you guys watch the new Pakistan ad where they mocked our indian officer abhinandan? Well, we all make ads and try to put each other down especially when sports is involved. All I have to say is, just get it back India and show them who we are! ♥️ #worldcup pic.twitter.com/eoyzp4tTou
— Taniyaa Mehta (@Taniyaamehtaa) June 11, 2019
Substandard ad… relating the military action to sport…!! Does it look good if we create an ad based on all kargil submissive soldiers of pak relating to all world cup lost team players??
Grow up Pakistan.. get out of #ct17 and #abhinandan
— velgandula raju (@velgandularaju) June 11, 2019
Cheap practice by #pakistan.
Mocking abhinandan for the ind vs pak match promotion…
Do not forget your record in world cup matches against #india 🤣🤣🤣#PakvsIndia #Abhinandan #CWC19 #IndiavsPak pic.twitter.com/qNsSDJrBKy
— cinebyte (@ranger1441) June 11, 2019
just one word…
“shameful’ @TheRealPCB #Abhinandan is a soldier, a hero, he shud not be dragged into this😡#Pakistani 3rd class IT Cell wale 16 Dec 1971 bhul gye miyan @ImranKhanPTI (ek bar ye pic dekh lo)🖕 pic.twitter.com/xlWMHF1VKC
— raj (@raj_kabira) June 11, 2019
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 11, 2019
Here’s the advertisement-