Ick, he's back: 'Mauka' man Skypes with Afridi in new ad

Ick, he's back: 'Mauka' man Skypes with Afridi in new ad

The character created by Star Sports advert for their World Twenty20 advert last year returns in a sequel
Updated 16 Mar, 2016

Aaaand he's back. The Mauka man, aka the character created by Star Sports for their World Twenty20 advert last year, has returned in a sequel commercial, and this time he's Skyping with Afridi.

The ad is based on India's four-time winning streak against Pakistan in the World Twenty20 series and features a man who appears to have grown up waiting for Pakistan to win so he can put his box full of fireworks to good use.

In the sequel ad, the man talks to 'Shahid bhai' over Skype, and entreats him to show India how to hit a sixer. Star Sports, however, is hopeful for a fifth win. Watch the full ad below:

The ad provoked a reaction out of cricket fans from both Pakistan and India:

Some choose to focus on other statistics:

Others admitted they weren't amused:

A few had stronger words for the ad:

One Twitter user was particularly miffed by the phonetic goof-up:

But we liked what the response from TV chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who acknowledged that we never know what may happen:

Here's to a thrilling match on March 19!


RK Mar 16, 2016 02:35pm
The best reply from Pakistan team should be to fulfill this guys wish..
Xavi Mar 16, 2016 03:02pm
Indians lost to Kiwis 5 times overall, what about that
Mauka Mar 16, 2016 03:19pm
After the humiliating defeat of India in the first match it seems "Muaka Ad" this time is taking its last breath . The fate of this Ad is one match away may be some people could not be able to chant "Mauka Mauka" ever.
Sachin Mar 16, 2016 04:19pm
Superb Ad. Mauka Mauka...
East indian Mar 16, 2016 05:44pm
Indian ad work is exellent. Best minds from top business schools and universities at work.
DELHIITE! Mar 16, 2016 06:10pm
Guys, why do we always have to take it to our hearts? Calm down. Who knows this match may be Pakistan's. Take the humour as it is. Over patriotism isn't always good. Though I've not seen this ad on the star sports, yet.
Moderate Voice Mar 16, 2016 06:46pm
Relax guys, its supposed to be funny. I'm amazed how people take this so personally. Cricket is just a game and not a war. Just because one team wins and the other loses doesn't mean that one country is better than the other. Sit back and enjoy the show set to take place on Saturday!
Shyam Kokku Mar 16, 2016 09:15pm
At the end it's an ad. As long as people see it the TV TRPs stand to gain. Yes, there's humour in it and based on facts. Best way for the Pakistani team to break it is win it this time :-)
jssidhoo Mar 16, 2016 09:36pm
Good humor
CasualObserver Mar 16, 2016 10:03pm
@Moderate Voice yes, it is just a game but ads like these seem to reflect that it's more about bitter rivalries. Such ads don't show anything about actual passion for cricket, nor do they uphold the reputation of cricket as a 'gentleman's game'. The irony here is heavy considering India's defeat against NZ.
Muneer Mar 16, 2016 11:13pm
Commm'on.... Take it on the chin.. Do not mention newzeland .... If possible beat them a world cup game then make an ad of your own answering the same .... That will be befitting reply....
tester Mar 16, 2016 11:20pm
@Moderate Voice Well said!! We south asians often lack a sense of humor about these things.
Jamil Rehman Mar 16, 2016 11:51pm
The ad was originally created for ODI World Cup, not World T20!
Qasim Mar 17, 2016 01:46am
Good Ad. Even with that child grown up , Afridi will still be playing :)
Ahmer Mar 17, 2016 03:32am
It is a brilliant ad indeed. They may wanna dig deeper and get their Urdu and Pakistan culture correct. It is mauQa not mauKa. And we don't eat in a thali, we use plates.
Pak Mar 17, 2016 06:03am
How about , NZ vs india.............................moka moka soory already miss
Rahi Mar 17, 2016 09:37am
@DELHIITE! I agree - I being a Pakistani - love the add - its a sport - lets enjoy it!:)
Asad Mar 17, 2016 10:34am
Hahahaha.. that was so funny . Hope this presents us the best mauka for us to win :D
tango Mar 17, 2016 10:38am
Indians lost to kiwis, only thing that Pakistan can celebrate. I will never celebrate any loss of India till the time they loose from Pakistan. Pakistanis please be brave. Don't celebrate other teams victories over India.
yawar Mar 18, 2016 07:30am
respect for team India, good luck team Pakistan
shah Mar 19, 2016 02:47pm
We will see today. Who is mauka mauka?
Godfather Mar 20, 2016 12:28am
People are chanting that india lost all their T20 games against NZ, but we don't have any cricket rivalaries against NZ. It all about India vs Pak Thats the bottom line. Pak never won against india and never will.
rahul Mar 20, 2016 09:38am
@shah did you see?
Indian Mar 20, 2016 11:52am
@shah mauka maukaSS mauka maukaSS :D
Yet another Indian Sri1 Mar 21, 2016 09:56am
It remains to be seen if India manages to beat NZ in any T20 before pak manages to beat India in a WC T20.