Bangladesh newspaper cuts India deep with half-bald caricatures

A caricature in a leading Bangladesh daily shows several Indian players with their head half shaven

Sports Desk July 01, 2015

KARACHI: In the wake of Bangladesh’s recent historic ODI series win against India at home, the country’s ad agencies have found some rather creative ways to poke fun at MS Dhoni's team. 

Bangladesh's leading daily Prothom Alo published an advertisement in which left-arm fast-bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who famously led his team to a historic 2-1 win over India with his deceptive off-cutters, is seen holding an industrial cutter.

"We have used cutter. Now you can use it too," says the billboard.

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India irked the Bangladesh fans with their Mauka Mauka ad campaign after beating them in the 2015 World Cup. The Bengali fans, in retaliation, chanted the same words when India were knocked out by New Zealand in the semi-final.

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Even in the build up to the series, India did not shy away from any mockery and called Bangladesh a bacha which has grown up.

Bangladesh are supposed to tour India in 2016 for their maiden Test on the visitor's soil and the build up will surely produce some serious fireworks.

However, the advertisement has not gone down well with several Bangladesh fans.

Animesh Roy asked the paper's editors on Facebook: "Will Bangladesh be able to take the pressure after this (caricature)? Will you do the same when our team loses?"

Another reader, Akram Hossain Rumye, wrote: "Dear Editor, this is in poor taste. You have shamed 16 crore Bangladeshis. Is mocking India part of our culture?" Raznan Ahmed wrote: "Mustifizur is looking like a barber with the cutter in his hand."

India and Bangladesh are not scheduled to play anytime soon, but given young Team India's aggressive nature, this half-bald 'advertisement' may see some hair-raising encounters in future.


Talking Point | 8 years ago | Reply One swallow does not make a summer . One victory does not make a strong team. Let BD win abroad and we shall make a proper assessment on its capabilities . Until then it is like the rainy day in a scorching summer . No more , no less.
atherkhanturi | 8 years ago | Reply well done bd tigers. you are playing against india with utmost passion and courage. these things are missing among our pakistani cricketers. thats why we are losing. its not just game, but war when you play for your country.
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