WT20: India-Bangladesh players stay cool even as fans take a dig at each other
Remember the morphed image of Bangladeshi pacer Taskin Ahmed holding Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's severed head ahead of the Asia Cup final last month?
Bangalore: Remember the morphed image of Bangladeshi pacer Taskin Ahmed holding Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's severed head ahead of the Asia Cup final last month?
The picture, created by a Bangladesh fan, went viral on the Internet. It also gave birth to a brand new off-field rivalry between the fans of India and Bangladesh.
Ahead of the World T20 clash between them, the fans have started another round of online battle. This time by the Indian fans.
They have improvised the 'mauka mauka' advertisement, mocking the Bangladeshi fans' desire to see their team holding aloft a World Cup. The off-field rivalry is intense, but this seems to have no effect on the players. They are focussed on the job at hand.
Indian pacer Ashish Nehra shrugged off the question and said,
"You're asking this question to the wrong person, because I am somebody who is not on social media, and I'm still using my old Nokia."
Meanwhile, former skipper Shakib Al Hasan said, "I don't think the Bangladesh players think about it. I am sure nobody in the Indian team too thinks about it."