This Article is From Mar 04, 2015

World Cup 2015 Isn't Over Yet But There's Already a Winner: The Mauka Ads

World Cup 2015 Isn't Over Yet But There's Already a Winner: The Mauka Ads

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After the first #MaukaMauka ad hit the internet like a storm in a giant tea cup, India's World Cup matches have ceased to be just about winning or losing. Every match now comes with the added expectation of another installation of this brilliant, mock-jingoistic series.

India's had a dream run till now at WC 2015, winning matches against Pakistan, South Africa and now UAE, and it should be safe to say that the momentum created by this series probably helped a teeny bit. Every match is followed by the next ad in the series.

The latest to join the ranks is the India vs West Indies match, which sadly does not seem to have the spark that the others in the series do. It still has over one million views and counting:

 

Now watch the spoof made by TheViralFeverVideos and posted on its YouTube Channel, TVFRecycleBin, which has over two lakh views already.

Whatever be your reaction to the latest ad, it doesn't seem like the popularity of this series is going to die out anytime soon. Tweets, status messages and jokes about #WontGiveItBack or #MaukaMauka have flooded timelines and inboxes.

Former cricketer VVS Laxman approves of the series wholeheartedly, just like the rest of the country, and had this to say on Twitter: (The) 'Mauka Mauka campaign.. is one of the best I have seen for a long time. Timing is just superb.' And so it is.

Remember when India would win a match and everyone would go out to set off crackers? Now, once the match is over, people stay glued to their TVs just to catch the ad for the next match. Fantastic, and rather weird you have to admit.

We're definitely not used to people looking forward to an ad during the cricket World Cup! We don't know who's taking home the trophy, but according to Twitter it's clear who the winner is: