The BCCI, Indian cricket team, and Star Sports India were at the receiving end of criticism and trolling on Tuesday, after Star Sports India via their official Twitter account shared a promotional video of the upcoming bilateral series between India and New Zealand, which will kickstart from November 17.
Star Sports India’s promotional tweet for the Ind vs NZ series only talked about the epic rivalry between both the teams and said that now it is time to settle scores with the New Zealand team.
Here, check out the Tweet:
Top two sides ?
One EPIC rivalry ?
Cricket comes back to India #HisaabBarabar – it’s time to settle scores with the Kiwis!
Paytm #INDvNZ | Nov 17 onwards | Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar pic.twitter.com/3x2BbJdKwC
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 2, 2021
However, the promotional campaign didn’t go down well with the fans, who are already heartbroken after watching India’s poor run in the ongoing tournament. Angry fans started trolling Star Sports India and the BCCI for promoting the upcoming India-New Zealand series amidst the uncertainty over India’s qualification for the semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
There were many fans who highlighted how they are fed up with promotional campaigns pitting teams for revenge, giving examples of the ‘Mauka Mauka’ campaign. On the other hand, there were many who mocked Star Sports India’s idea of calling for revenge by Tweeting India would avenge the T20 world cup’s defeat by winning PayTM trophies.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Bsdk Star sports pic.twitter.com/1NrjLCBlKt
— Arjun (@Arjun_Archer1) November 2, 2021
ye paytm hai, ye hum jeetenge?? pic.twitter.com/7pM7yBLYjV
— Diksha ?? (@BrahmaandKiMaa) November 2, 2021
aur kitna zaleel karaoge bhai @StarSportsIndia ? bilateral series h, ok. par ye dhoom dhadaka dhum tana nanana type trailer dikha ke icc trophy se bhi bada kar doge kya paytm trophy ko? band kardo ye besharmi plz ?
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) November 2, 2021
This is real cricket. I’m so excited for the PayTM cup. The cup that matters ?.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) November 2, 2021
— Shash (@_Shakti_maan) November 2, 2021
We haven’t won an icc trophy since star sports upgraded from this?
Real panoti pic.twitter.com/rMLjlOpRZf
— Ankit Budhwani (@ankit_budhwani) November 2, 2021
As expected ?
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) November 2, 2021
Settle what scores?
Losing in icc tournaments and taking revenge by winning paytm trophies..???
Plz be sensible in promotion @StarSportsIndia
— Sowmiya (@Sowmi_here) November 2, 2021
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) November 2, 2021
— Pawan Kumar (@HawaKaJhokaa) November 2, 2021
Bhai log abhi tak,nahin sudhre,sudhar jao khuda ke liye. Bhai kahan se kahan ks comparison.
— Archisman Mishra (@iamarchis16) November 2, 2021
Sharam karo…doob maro!
— Gagan Chawla (@toecrushrzzz) November 2, 2021
Delete this asap before things gets worse. Expected a simple and better promo than this. ?
— Aditya Saha (@Adityakrsaha) November 2, 2021
Cricket is all about business there is no respect for the country …. …
— ARUP (@aruptherock) November 2, 2021
“ghar pe hum denge takkar karari” pic.twitter.com/2vYxrtD4gX
— Tapeshwar Singh (@MasterChiief117) November 2, 2021
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team is currently sitting at the fifth position in the points table of Group 2 in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021, having lost both the games they have played so far. The chances of team India making it to the semi-final is very less, however, there is still some hope left.
The Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli will be locking their horns with Afghanistan tonight in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.