NEW DELHI: Showing utter disrespect towards the Indian cricket team, a Bangladeshi newspaper has produced a fake ‘cutter’ advertisement, in which seven Indian cricketers are seen standing with their heads half-shaven.
India had lost the three-match series 1-2 to give Bangladesh a historic bilateral series victory, following which certain sections of the Bangladesh media went all out and celebrated the win. But the photograph that emerged on June 29 in a national daily called Prothom Alo, holds the entire issue in a bad taste.
Young Bangladeshi paceman Mustafizur Rahman, who tormented the Indian players in the ODI series, is shown endorsing a cutter – symbolising his ‘offcutters’ – and the Indian players are holding a banner which reads, ‘We have used it. You can use it too’.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan and R Ashwin are shown standing with the banner with their heads half-shaven. Half-shaven heads are traditionally considered to be a sign of humiliation and an ad like this might strain the relationship between the two cricket boards.
2015 Kashmir Despatch