India vs Bangladesh: Ad war continues

Dhaka: Indian cricket team has reached Bangladesh to take part in the Asia Cup T20, which begins with the Men in Blue taking on the hosts on 24th February (Wednesday) followed by the most-awaited India-Pakistan contest.

India vs Bangladesh: Ad war continues

The rivalry between India and Bangladesh is not anywhere near the iconic rivalry that India and Pakistan share. Neither Bangladesh are as competitive as Sri Lanka. But the fact that cricket is followed passionately in the country and India being their neighbour and the most popular cricket team across the globe, many Bangladeshis feel that beating India will give their image a big boost.

Hence, it is exploited by the ad-makers and corporate houses.

It all started with the “Mauka Mauka” series of ads during the 2015 World Cup. Bangladeshi fans retaliated with a series called “Dhore Dibani” which drew a lot of criticism on Youtube.


Then came below the belt attack before the Indo-Bangla series in June 2015 where a Bangladeshi cola company came up with a catch line “India coming, Bamboo is on”.

After India’s first series defeat against the minnows, a newspaper in Bangladesh published a photograph where some of the top Indian cricketers were shown with their heads half shaven.

Now, ahead of the Asia Cup, a telephone service provider in Bangladesh came up with an advertisement where a Bangladeshi fan is pointing towards the statistics that Bangladesh was a better team than India in 2015.