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Pakistani TV ad mocks Abhinandan Varthaman ahead of India-Pak match: Twitter gets furious over it

Vinny | June 12, 2019 04:46 PM

NEW DELHI: A cricket World Cup advertisement by a Pakistani channel featuring a spoof using IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman lookalike as a prop has not gone down well with the Twitterati back home, many of whom have termed the "mocking" act "cheap" and "shameful".

The video released by Pakistan had gone viral in which Varthaman could be seen replying -- ''I'm sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this'' to the questions asked to him during captivity.

They tried to copy his words, face and his attitude. People are getting angry on their act.

The match between India and Pakistan is slated to take place on June 16 as part of the ICC World Cup 2019 being hosted by England.

In the advertisement, Varthaman lookalike character, sporting his trademark gunsliger moustache style, can be seen repeating ''I'm sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this'' in response to questions asked about the match.

The character, wearing a blue jersey, is also holding a white teacup.

"Shameful for Pakistan to mock our hero #Abhinandan ahead of #INDvsPAK World Cup cricket game. We need to retaliate!," tweeted Harsh Goenka, chairman - RPG Enterprises.

Many people are tweeting about this and considering it as a shameful and cheap act.

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