Star Sports have revisited the India-Pakistan rivalry as they released a brand new “Mauka Mauka” Ad as the two subcontinental giants are scheduled to clash with one another in the upcoming T20 World Cup which begins on October 17 and will be played in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
India and Pakistan have a storied history in the 20-over ICC World Cup as they clashed for the first time in the inaugural tournament which was played in South Africa in 2007. India won their first game in the league stages via a bowl out after the scores were tied. The two teams then met in the final and the MS Dhoni-led side famously beat Shoaib Malik’s Pakistan in Johannesburg to lift the trophy.
Since then, the two teams have met numerous times in the T20 World Cup, with India coming out victors every time. Their last clash in the tournament came in the previous edition in 2016 which was played in India. The two teams clashed in the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where Shahid Afridi’s Pakistan lost to the brilliance of Virat Kohli’s batsmanship.
Star Sports’ New Mauka Mauka Ad Brings The Buy 1 Break 1 Free Offer For Pakistani Fans
The Mauka Mauka ad was first released by Star Sports ahead of the India v Pakistan match in the 2015 World Cup which showed a young Pakistani supporter in Karachi saving up firecrackers to burst in hopes of Pakistan beating India in the 1992 World Cup in Australia. However as India beats Pakistan, the youngster is disappointed and stows away his crackers for next time.
The subsequent ads show him growing up and concludes after the 2011 World Cup semi-final which India won, with the supporter, who is now married and has a child, asking his son in anguish, “Kab phodenge yaar?” (When will we burst the crackers, buddy?).
Star Sports then released another video ahead of India-Pakistan 2016 T20 World Cup tie when the supporter sends a video to Pak captain Shahid Afridi. Since then many iterations of the ad have been released and all of them have been well received by the fans of the Indian team.
Now with India and Pakistan scheduled to clash in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 on October 24 in Dubai, a new Mauka Mauka ad has been released in which the supporter is seen carrying his crackers into a mall in Dubai, where the Indian shop owner greets him.
The Pakistani supporter asks for a TV citing the upcoming clash, while the Indian shop owner reminds him of how he broke his TV a few years ago after Pakistan lost. Hence he gives him two TVs, one to watch the match and another to break under the “Buy 1 Break 1” offer, much to the chagrin of the Pakistani fan.
Here is the video:
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 13, 2021