Bangladesh recently created history winning first ever series against Team India. Bangladesh beat India in the three-match one-day international series. A left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman played vital role in Bangladesh’s victory confounding Indian batsmen with his ‘offcutters’. A Bangladeshi newspaper took a dig at team India after its humiliated defeat against Bangladesh.Also Read - SL vs IND 2021: Second T20I Postponed After Krunal Pandya Tests Positive For Covid-19
A weekly satirical magazine, Prothom Alo published a photo shopped caricature of Indian players in its June 29, 2015 edition. In the picture, Indian players Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin are seen half-bald holding a banner that says, “We’ve used it. You can use it too.” It also shows Mustafizur standing behind Indian players with a ‘cutter’, symbolising his lethal ‘offcutters’. “Tiger Stationery, Made in Bangladesh, Murtafiz Cutter is available in Stadium Market, Mirpur, Dhaka,” the billboard translation says. (Read also: Shame on Bangladesh Cricket Fans! India stands by Sudhir Gautam) Also Read - Indian Railways To Transport 200 Metric Tonnes Of Liquid Medical Oxygen To Bangladesh
The advertisement that presents Indian players in bad taste shows lack of sportsmanship in Bangladesh media. Half shaven heads are traditionally considered to be a sign of humiliation and such controversial ad carried by renowned publication is really disrespectful. Similar incident happened when Bangladesh fans pelted stones at India’s iconic fan, Sudhir Kumar Choudhary aka Sudhir Gautam who is often seen donning the Indian tri-colour with paint on his body and the name of Sachin Tendulkar. Also Read - International Flights: After Emirates, Now Etihad Airways Suspends Flight Services From India to UAE Till July 31
It is evident now that Bangladeshi fans who have seen their cricket side lose more often than not, don’t know how to celebrate the victory. There should be no room for hating the opposition in your celebration. Recently, Indian and Bangladeshi governments tried to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries. Such ads will fuel the fire between the two rivals at least in terms of cricket.