NEW DELHI: Showing utter disrespect towards the Indian cricket team, a Bangladeshi newspaper has produced a fake ‘cutter’ advertisement, in which seven Indian cricketers are seen standing with their heads half-shaven.
India had lost the three-match series 1-2 to give Bangladesh a historic bilateral series victory, following which certain sections of the Bangladesh media went all out and celebrated the win. But the photograph that emerged on June 29 in a national daily called Prothom Alo, holds the entire issue in a bad taste.
Bangladesh’s leading national daily Prothom Alo came up with this shameful ad on Monday
Young Bangladeshi paceman Mustafizur Rahman, who tormented the Indian players in the ODI series, is shown endorsing a cutter – symbolising his ‘offcutters’ – and the Indian players are holding a banner which reads, ‘We have used it. You can use it too’.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan and R Ashwin are shown standing with the banner with their heads half-shaven. Half-shaven heads are traditionally considered to be a sign of humiliation and an ad like this might strain the relationship between the two cricket boards. Reports the Times of India
By SHARATH AHUJA