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ICC CWC'19: Harsha Bhogle ‘disappointed’ by pettiness of India-Pakistan rivalry

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 15, 2019, 6:25 pm IST
Updated : Jun 15, 2019, 6:26 pm IST

Bhogle slams the unhealthy hype building, likely sparked by targeted advertisements like ‘Mauka Mauka’ and ‘Abhinandan look-alike’.

Harsha Bhogle  (Photo: AFP)
 Harsha Bhogle (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Cricket commentator and journalist Harsh Bhogle have slammed the commercialisation and jingoism surrounding the India Pakistan cricket clashes. In a Twitter post, Bhogle slams the unhealthy hype building, likely sparked by targeted advertisements like ‘Mauka Mauka’ and ‘Abhinandan look-alike’.

Look at the tweet here-

 

Ahead of the clash between the two teams, where the fans share a rivalry that goes much beyond the boundaries of a cricket pitch, the countries await the match amidst a time of political and military controversies.

The sport itself, which ideally should have bridged the boundaries between the two countries as a common sport, instead has further intensified the situation, with fans going at each other looking for fire and blood.

The match begins at IST at 3 pm tomorrow and it is on a Sunday, is expected to be viewed by around a billion people from the cricket-obsessed countries.

 

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