Two weeks ago, an ad featuring Virender Sehwag in a way predicted that Bangladesh would win their first T20 match against India. And the rest is history.
Stunning the entire cricketing world, Bangladesh made history by beating India by seven wickets In the 1st T20 of the three-match series. This was Bangladesh’s first T20 win against mighty India.
Two weeks ago, Virender Sehwag featured in a TV ad where he sort of predicted the match result of the 1st T20 between India and Bangladesh.
The ad featuring Sehwag
On October 16, Star Sports (the official broadcaster of Indian cricket) published a TV advertisement for the promotion of the T20 series between India and Bangladesh. In this advertisement, the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is featured and does something which now is eerie.
In the advertisement, Sehwag is playing an Indian game named as “Tota Udd Chidiya Udd” ith the little ball-shaped cartoon wearing Bangladesh cap. The little cartoon beats Sehwag in the game as Sehwag ups his finger when the cartoon says, “Kohli Udd”.
After this, the cartoon laughed on Sehwag and celebrated by jumping on the table. Seeing the cartoon’s celebration, Sehwag said, “Don’t know what he will do when Bangladesh wins the 1st T20 vs India”. Now, this is significant. Is it a coincidence or a calculated move? Did Sehwag really predict Bangladesh’s win even before the match?
How entertainment predicts future sometimes
This is not the first time when an advertisement predicted the future. In 1993, AT&T’s “You Will” advertisement predicted the future of technology with shocking accuracy. This advertisement predicted that how we can communicate with different people by using technological gadgets. The gadgets like – flat-screen TVs, mobile phones, etc. were predicted by AT&T before the launch.
There are many other examples when an advertisement predicts the future like – In early 1960s Motorola Ad envisioned the future as Retro stone age, Seagrams Ad (in 1946) totally predicted the rise of the sports bar, The Futuristic Contraption (in 1935) known as “The Flying Whirligig”.
So, do you think Sehwag meant what he said? Leave your comments @DKODINGOFFICIAL.