#ThrowbackThursday: 4 Epic World Cup Ads That Will Forever Stay With Us

Cricket world cup ads in India are the Super Bowl ads of the U.S. Every world cup season, some of the most memorable moments on television happen due to these ads. We have picked some of the most unforgettable ones that we have witnessed over the years.

2003 World Cup Pepsi Ad With Sachin, Warnie, and Carl Hooper

While we weren’t the title favorites, this ad cashed heavily on the Sachin-Warne chemistry (off-field this time).

1999 World Cup Pepsi Ad With Sachin and Shahrukh

This one was built up well starting out with small teasers and then finally showing up with the (almost) entire Indian team. Will forever be known for the epic chemistry between Sachin and Shahrukh.

The Apple Singh Series For the 1999 World Cup Tournament

Sanjay Mishra entertained us all as the official mascot of ESPN-Star Sports for the 1999 world cup.

1996 World Cup Coca Cola Ad

The 1996 world cup will always be remembered for the return of Coca Cola into India. And what better than the world cup to market their return. This ad did not feature any stars but it was its aesthetic value that made it so memorable.

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5 Devices from the 90s that we miss the most: No. 5. – The Pager

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Also known as beepers, these handheld devices ruled the early 90s. They started with being able to receive numeric messages (phone numbers). Then came the alpha-numeric pagers which allowed us to read a message. Two-way pagers rolled pretty late in the day by which time the mobile phone technology had begun taking its shape.

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Motorola’s earliest pager

Pagers haven’t completely left this planet though. They have found usefulness in emergency medical and fire services.

5 Devices from the 90s that we miss the most: No. 4. – The Gameboy

An 8-bit handheld videogame device manufactured by Nintendo, a 90s kid’s childhood is incomplete without the mention of one these. Long summer days were spent swapping game cartridges with friends and cousins.

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The original Gameboy in all its glory.

The first Gameboy came with relatively simple. It came with a monochrome dot matrix display. A tiny light on the left of the display ensured that you replaced the batteries by lighting up. The Gameboy came when things were simpler.

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The Gameboy Color Source

There were variants that came out over the years though. The Gameboy Color was one of them. Handheld gaming suddenly became much more immersive.

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The Gameboy Advance SP back-lit version.

The Gameboy adapted. The last version that came out was the Advance SP (The complete review on the Gameboy Advance SP). It came in two variants, the front-lit and the back-lit screen version. Things are still kept simple though. It is another piece of the 90s in your hands.

5 Devices from the 90s that we miss the most: No. 3. – Polaroid Instant Cameras

Oh! The instant cameras from Polaroid. All you had to do was take a shot ant the camera printed out the photograph for you instantaneously.

The Polaroid Instant camera housed everything, from the camera module to the printer and the photographic paper used for printing.
The Polaroid Instant camera housed everything, from the camera module to the printer and the photographic paper used for printing.
All you had to do was take the shot and the camera instantly took the shot and printed it out for you
All you had to do was take the shot and the camera instantly printed it out for you.

@DennisA_James

Content Editor @ProdNote

5 Devices from the 90s that we miss the most: No. 2. – The Sony Discman

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The first Sony portable CD player (which eventually would be the Discman in the years to come) came out sometime in 1984. Known as the CD Walkman in some parts of the world (read Japan), the Discman soon became a rage in the 90s.

The original “CD Walkman Player” straight from the 90s.

The Sony Discman still lives. The last one came out in 2011.  It has been rebranded under the Walkman tag and supports MP3 playback.

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5 devices from the 90s that we miss the most : No. 1 – Nokia 9000 Communicator

The Nokia 9000 Communicator aka The Pencilbox
The Nokia 9000 Communicator aka The Pencilbox. It was marketed as “An office in your pocket. Nokia 9000 Communicator is everything you need. Wherever you need it”

The Nokia 9000 was the first device to combine a PDA with a phone. The 9000 spawned a whole line of Communicator models from Nokia.

The 900 could be used to make calls, send sms, browse the internet and send emails as well, wait for it - send and receive fax messages
The 9000 could be used to make calls, send sms, browse the internet and send emails as well, wait for it – send and receive fax messages
The spec sheet included 2 monochrome displays -one of which was 4.5 inches in size, an Intel 80386EX processor running at 24 MHz and 4MB RAM and 4MB ROM
The spec sheet included 2 monochrome displays – one of which was 4.5 inches in size, an Intel 80386EX processor running at 24 MHz and 4MB RAM and 4MB ROM

Here we take an extensive look at the Nokia 9000 Communicator.

@DennisA_James

Content Editor @ProdNote