BCCI in a fix as Pakistan, Bangladesh cricket fans keep calling to sing 'mauka mauka'

Fans call over 200 times to mock Star Sports' campaign forcing company to disconnect their phone lines


Web Desk March 28, 2015

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bore the brunt of Star Sport’s ‘Mauka Mauka’ advertisement as Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket fans called them as many as ‘200 times’ to poke fun at India’s exit and sing the now famous jingle

India crashed out of the World Cup as Australia secured an emphatic 95-run victory over them at the semi-finals.

The BCCI’s phone rang constantly on Friday, as Pakistanis and Bengladeshis took their revenge to poke fun at India’s defeat.

Read: #AusvsInd: A 'mauka' for Pakistani fans

As soon as the staff at the BCCI headquarters would pick up, the callers would sing: “Mauka mauka! Kya hua mauke ka?”

“The BCCI office number is available on our website. These over-zealous people were simply happy that India lost. They pulled a prank on us but after a point it got really irritating. The advertisement was popular but I didn’t expect it to come back at us like this,” a BCCI staff member said.

Read: So now we know why 'Mr Mauka' was wearing India's blue jersey

The official added, irritated by the constant calls, the company decided to disconnect the lines.

“We got the telephone company to trace the origin of these calls. A large number of them were from Bangladesh, while the rest were from Pakistan,” the BCCI staff member added.

“This is the first time we have received calls from outside the country to mock the Indian team’s performance,” the official said.

Read: And so it continues: ‘Mauka Mauka’ man back to his roots, dons Pakistan jersey again

In the advertisement, which went viral, a Pakistani fan is shown waiting for his team to break the jinx of never having beaten India at the World Cup. He is shown growing older with each unsuccessful attempt, while clinging to his box of crackers, hoping for a turnaround.

Watch the first advertisement here:

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After India beat Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in their World Cup opener, Mr Mauka started supporting other teams India played against, in the hope of being able to celebrate.

This article originally appeared on Indian Express

COMMENTS (44)

Prabhat Pal | 6 years ago | Reply Call 'em as much as you like, BCCI can't hear you over the sound of the tons of money they made in this world cup.
Sital | 6 years ago | Reply Chill Pakistanis ..only a game ..enjoy the moments ...I am still baffled as to how those catches were dropped by your team AND Virat K throwing away his wicket .....Mauka lost by both teams ...Bangladesh team is still young so no comments
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