You think we are the only ones to suffer an ad portraying an Indian cricketer as a superstar, immediately after his dismal performance or after the team gets a drubbing? There’s hope. Robinsons Drinks, associated with Wimbledon for long, ran this commercial, pinning their hopes on a ‘British player’ winning the Wimbledon. The reference clearly was to Andy Murray who promptly lost the semis on Friday.
And oh, we in India are used to ads showing nervous people on the edge of their seats, wringing hands, barbers stopping work to gape at the screen. We know how it hurts.