The Mauka Man’s “mauka” has finally arrived. Nearly three-decades-long wait of the Pakistan Cricket team of handing a defeat to India in a World Cup came to an end at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Not only did the Men in Green hand India a defeat but they dominated the match right from the word go and gave their opponents no chance of a comeback later in the match.
“Mauka Man”, the iconic character in the Star Sports Ad, was shown waiting eagerly for a Pakistan win over India in a World Cup game, each time since the 1992 World Cup but was left heartbroken every time. However, as Pakistan defeated India for the first time in the World Cup game on Sunday, the character was shown bursting firecrackers.
With the Babar Azam-led side finally tasting a win over the Indian Blue in a World Cup encounter, this could even possibly be the last advertisement of the famous “Mauka Mauka” series. The video of this small clip in which this protagonist could be seen happily celebrating Pakistan’s win was shared on the broadcasters Star Sports social media with the caption, “Well Played Pakistan.”
Check out the video of the ad here:
Earlier a video of the Pakistan fans chanting “Mauka Mauka”- the very slogan which had been used to remind them of their inferior record over India at the World Cups- after Pakistan won comprehensively at the Dubai International Stadium had gone viral on the internet.
The win meant a lot to the Pakistani fans and even Babar Azam’s father was seen shedding tears of joy after the win. Along with Babar (68*) and Mohammad Rizwan (79*) who remained unseparated till the end and returned to the change room only after they had finished off the chase, Shaheen Shah Afridi was the stand out performer.
The left-arm pacer was perhaps the one who set the tone of the match as he dismissed Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in his first spell and returned to dismiss Virat Kohli in the penultimate over. Pakistan are set to meet New Zealand later on Tuesday. While India’s second match, also against the Black Caps, is scheduled to be held on October 31.