Cricket fans around the world have already marked their calendars for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. The marquee event will be commencing on October 17 with matches taking place in UAE and Oman. While several exciting games are in the pipeline, the most awaited game and it will be played between India and Pakistan. The two arch-rivals will meet at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 24.
Owing to the political tensions between the two nations, India and Pakistan have not faced each other in a bilateral series, however, that has had zero effect on the rivalry between the sides is still intact. Meanwhile, India has a perfect record against Pakistan in World Cup events. While the Men in Blue defeated their arch-rivals seven times in 50-over World Cups, they defeated them five times in T20 World Cup.
Hence, the head-to-head record is 12-0 and that’s the definition of India’s dominance over its neighbors. Owing to the same, Star Sports has been releasing ‘Mauka Mauka’ commercials ahead of India vs Pakistan World Cup clashes for the past few years. Apparently, the advertisement showcases the desire of a Pakistani fan to witness his countrymen defeating India over the 22 yards.
In the latest commercial, a Pakistan fan, with firecrackers in hand, enters an electronic shop in Dubai where an Indian owner greets him. Citing the upcoming match, the fan asks for a TV and in reply, the owner recalls how teh fan broke his TV a few years ago after Pakistan lost. Hence he gives him a couple of television sets under the “Buy 1 Break 1” scheme.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 13, 2021
The advertisement ends with the traditional ‘Mauka Mauka’ jingle playing in the background. There are certainly many Pakistan fans who will be expecting that the Men in Green to get better of the Indian team at the big stage. Hence, Babar Azam’s men have a stern task at hand.
With stalwarts like Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and Mohammad Hafeez in ranks, Pakistan has named a pretty formidable squad. However, there aren’t any loopholes on the Indian team either. Hence, it would be interesting to see how the high-voltage game pans out.