The Indian cricket team is on the verge of being eliminated from the 2021 T20 World Cup after suffering heavy losses in their first two matches. While India was considered one of the strong favourites to win the T20 World Cup, their performances have revealed a lack of depth and quality in their lineup.
It is no secret that India is the most powerful cricketing nation in the world, and their cricket board, the BCCI, is unquestionably the richest. Indian cricket stars are unquestionably among the most famous in the world, thanks in large part to how they are portrayed in the Indian media.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and many others have endorsement deals with some of India’s biggest brands and appear regularly in advertisements and commercials on Indian television. While it has aided in the development of a strong image for Indian cricket around the world, it has also resulted in a lot of overconfidence among fans and players.
Advertisements in Indian media are well-known for displaying their overconfidence and arrogance. One such advertisement was the infamous ‘Mauka Mauka’ series, which made fun of Pakistan’s World Cup record against India. Pakistan did, however, defeat India in the ongoing T20 World Cup and respond appropriately to their neighbors. Following India’s second defeat of the tournament at the hands of New Zealand, another advertisement has surfaced online.
In the advertisement, Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are discussing India’s T20 World Cup schedule, and rather than focusing on their group matches, they are discussing their potential semi-final opponents. The advertisement depicts India’s complete disrespect for their opponents, as well as their overconfidence in progressing to the next round of the T20 World Cup. With only three matches remaining in the group stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup, India will need nothing short of a miracle to advance to the event’s semi-finals.