The one-minute ad shows a Pakistani cricket enthusiast witnessing all the losses of Pakistan to India every four years during the World Cup.
The ad starts off with a Pakistani fan watching the India Pakistan match from 1992, the famous act of Javed Miandad jumping up and down comically to mock the Indian wicket-keeper. The supposedly Pakistani fan pulls out a carton of fireworks and gets ready to celebrate with them, when he returns to the TV set and finds out that his team has lost. The same thing keeps on repeating throughout 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011 World Cup matches between the two arch-rivals. The Pakistani fans laments his teams misfortune and longs for celebrating a World Cup win and getting to celebrate with the firecrackers. During the course of this time, he has married and has a son, but the dream prospect of is team beating India in a World Cup match still eludes him!
The ad is innovative and pokes fun at the Pakistan cricket team for failing to beat India even once in their five World Cup encounters. This advertisement has gone viral in the wake of an upcoming titanic clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan yet again in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The match, to be played in Adelaide, has already sold out. India are yet again favorites this time around as well, on account of their formidable batting line-up and Pakistan’s injury-hit squad missing some top notch players like Mohammad Hafiz, Junaid Khan and Saeed Ajmal.
The match is scheduled to be played on February 15th, 2015. Can Pakistan break its repeated cycle of never-ending World Cup defeats to India? Or will the green shirts yet again succumb to the defending champions at the mega event? Only time will tell but as the ad depicts Indians have placed much belief in their cricketing squad!