A Pakistani television broadcaster had stirred hornet’s nest before the much awaited Indo-Pak World Cup encounter, by mocking Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a commercial to hype up the match.
The advertisement by Pak’s Jazz TV is a mimicry of Wing Commander Abhinandan’s video shot by the Pakistani armed forces after he was taken captive a day after the Balakot airstrikes. A model sporting gunslinger mustache, mutton-chop beard just like that of the IAF officer with a trademark India team blue jersey can be seen being interrogated on camera.
The model keeps answering every question with Abhinandan’s popular, viral statement: “I’m sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this” in the commercial. The questions asked to the model in the advertisement are centered mostly around India’s playing XI, their game plan if the toss is won among other things.
The advertisement, naturally did not go down well with the Indian people. A lot of people from India protested against the Pakistani broadcaster for mixing political issues with sport. However, a perfect and befitting reply to this tasteless ad was given to Pakistan by Kolkata police after India handed them an embarrassing defeat by 89 runs on Sunday.
Soon after India’s one sided victory over Pakistan, the Kolkata police through its social media platforms shared a meme, taking dig at Pakistan’s defeat.
The meme shows, Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed asking Indian captain Virat Kohli on how he manages to win everytime. To this Virat responds with Abhinandan’s trademark line, “I’m not supposed to tell you this.”
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) June 16, 2019
In Match 22 of ICC cricket world cup 2019 (CWC), India cricket team defeated Pakistan cricket team by 89 runs by Duckworth Lewis method at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Now, India extend their World Cup winning streak against Pakistan to 7-0.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma pulverised a pedestrian Pakistan attack with a stylish hundred to lead India cricket team to a challenging 336 for five against Pakistan cricket team in a marquee World Cup encounter at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Despite heavy rains and overcast conditions during past few days, the pitch had very little moisture and turned out to be a batting beauty which Rohit and the other Indian batsmen exploited to the fullest.
The Indian vice-captain scored his 24th ODI hundred – 140 off 113 balls while KL Rahul (57) played the perfect second fiddle in an opening partnership of 137 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli switched gears effortlessly during his 77 off 65 balls and also became the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs, eclipsing a 17-year record held by iconic Sachin Tendulkar.
Mohammed Amir (3/47) pitched the ball up and maintained discipline despite a couple of official ‘warnings’ for running onto the pitch while Wahab Riaz (1/71) and Hasan Ali (1/84) bowled short consistently.