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India gears for ICC T-20 World Cup: Are you ready for Mauka Mauka thrill?

Indians breathe cricket, of course not literally it is just to emphasize the popularity of the game in India. While cricket lovers are hooked to all formats, I like the T-20 format over any other format. why? It’s short and full of action and emotion. See, the success of IPL. It’s because of how the game changes every minute.  As India gears up for the T-20 after the IPL finals with arch-rivals Pakistan, the famous ‘Mauka Mauka’ trends on Twitter. Also, a few updates you can’t afford to miss as a cricket lover. Here we go: 

The Chase: Brigade gears up

India will open its T-20 World Cup feat with a much-awaited clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai. The tournament will be held from October 7 to November 14 in the UAE and Oman.

In its campaign, Shardul Thakur replaced Axar Patel in Team India’s T-20 World Cup Squad. 

Mauka Mauka: Once again

The love-hate affair of the India-Pakistan cricket match makes the memories fonder. 

However, India has an excellent record against Pakistan in World Cup events. The Men in Blue brigade defeated their arch-rivals seven times in 50-over World Cups. Furthermore, the Indian squad has defeated Pakistan five times in World T20.

The thrill of the much-anticipated match can be understood by the memes and the popularity of the Mauka Mauka advertisement. Star Sports has been releasing ‘Mauka Mauka’ advertisements ahead of India vs Pakistan World Cup face-off for the past few years.

In the advertisement, the Pakistani fan wants to see his country defeating India. The tune of Mauka Mauka is so quirky that it doesn’t get out of your head. Oh! Is it playing in your mind? 

In the latest ad, a Pakistan fan, with firecrackers in hand, enters an electronic shop in Dubai where an Indian owner greets him.  Citing the upcoming clash, the fan asks for a TV and in reply, taking a jibe, the owner reminds him how he broke his TV a few years ago after Pakistan lost. Hence he gives him a “Buy 1 Break 1” offer.

You haven’t watched it yet? Go watch it now!

Fans Memorialised: Billion Cheers Jersey

Before the game, the new shirt, called the ‘Billion Cheers Jersey’, was unveiled by MPL Sports, the official kit sponsor of the Indian men’s, women’s, and Under-19 teams. The shirt is inspired by the fans.

 “This is the first time in the history of Indian cricket that fans have been memorialised on a jersey. It carries their chants and cheers from iconic past matches, transformed into unique soundwave patterns,” stated a release from MPL Sports.

What’s More? 

Virat Kohli will lead India in the 7th edition of the World Cup. Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down after the T20 World Cup as T20 captain. India will attempt to end their 8-year wait for an ICC title. MS Dhoni has been named as the mentor of the squad for the premier T20 tournament.

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