India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 match is at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on June 16. Broadcaster advertisements for matches between India and Pakistan have always bordered on the xenophobic, but the latest advert released in Pakistan to build up hype for the World Cup clash between the two neighbors on June 16 has stooped to a new low.
Mimicking the video released of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistani military after he was captured a day after the Balakot airstrike, the ad by Pakistan’s Jazz TV shows a model made to look like the IAF officer with his trademark mustache in a Blue Jersey answering questions on camera.
In the video, we see a model wearing a blue jersey and holding a cup mimicking Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when he was captured by Pakistani military after the Balakot airstrike. In the ad by Pakistan’s Jazz TV the model is answering questions.
A voice in the background is heard questioning the impersonator of Abhinandan as who are the players in India in the match against Pakistan on Sunday. He then says, “I am not supposed to tell you this”. He was then asked, “How is the tea?” to which the impersonator says, “Tea is really fantastic”. The interrogator then asks him to leave and says, “Achha chalo, you can leave.” As he was about to leave, the interrogator stops him, “Ek second ruko! Cup kahan leke ja raho ho?”
Watch the video:
Jazz TV advt on #CWC19 takes the Indo-Pak air duel to new level. It uses the air duel over Nowshera and Wing Co Abhinandan Varthaman's issue as a prop. @IAF_MCC @thetribunechd @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/30v4H6MOpU— Ajay Banerjee (@ajaynewsman) June 11, 2019
This act has exasperated the Indians and they took to Twitter handle to slam the ad.
Lo jitna cup lena hai le lo… Baaki World cup to hum le hi lenge 😃 pic.twitter.com/KUKq9neW2Y— Vijay Sharma (@itsVijayy) June 11, 2019
Wo world cup to le jaayenge nahi isiliye chai ke cup se khush ho rahe he 😂🤣— CA Priyesh (@2007priyesh) June 11, 2019
#CWC19 #CWC #INDvSA #INDvNZ #IndvsPak #CricketWorldCup #CricketWorldCup2019 #ICCWC2019 #ICCWorldCup #ICCWorldCup2019 #ICCCricketWorldCup #DhoniKeepTheGlove #DhoniAtCWC19 #Dhoni #DHONIKESAATHDESH #MSDhoni #kholi #ViratKohli #BCCI— கீச் (@zamugam) June 11, 2019
Cup pakistan & Indian cricket team playing for pic.twitter.com/qWTAxA6ebA
Let them keep the 'chai ka cup' only, we'll get the World Cup 😀😃— Mainak Mitra (@tweetsbyMainak) June 11, 2019
@PCBLive_PK u will get all the answers after the match!— arsudhindra (@arsudhindra) June 11, 2019
Just Chill !!!— P K Ghosh (@PKGhosh81586661) June 11, 2019
The Paks are so demoralised that they know the World Cup is beyond them and are therefore deriving whatever consolation they can get by seizing the Tea Cup.
I'll send them a few more Tea Cups to fill up their cabinet.
Jai Shri Ram, Jai Shri Ram.
Itna English to bol ke dikhav Pakistan walo 🤣🤣 #BoysPlayedWell— Shishir teli (@Shirrya) June 11, 2019
Shame on pak company. If u want I will send dozens of tea cup dats free since pm ask for relief fund to run country. Actually now u need for China tea.— Rishiraj Sangani (@RishirajSangani) June 11, 2019
Pakistan needs tutorial…difference b/w 🌍cup&☕cup— Himanshu Kumar (@himanshu6438) June 11, 2019
Abhinandan had repelled all attempts by Pakistani interrogators, who tried to extract crucial information on Indian troop deployment, sensitive logistics, and high-security radio frequencies after capturing him, according to the debriefing report after his return to India.
He was captured on February 27 as he averted Pakistani F16 jets’ intrusion into the Indian air space as they tried to target Indian military installations in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and had remained in Pakistani military’s custody for 60 hours. He was eventually released as a “goodwill gesture” by the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.