Cricket transcends being a mere sport; it's an emotion, and the same holds true for its anthems!
As the 2023 World Cup draws near, fervent cricket enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating their favorite teams' quest for the championship. Naturally, an anthem to celebrate and mark this occasion is essential, but what if the ICC falls short this year?
On Wednesday, the ICC unveiled the official anthem for the upcoming Cricket World Cup in India, titled "Dil Jashn Bole." Despite featuring the electrifying performance of Bollywood's beloved actor Ranveer Singh, it seems to have missed the mark, at least according to the consensus among netizens.
As soon as the World Cup 2023 anthem was unveiled, fans took to social media to voice their disappointment. Some criticized Singh, while others fondly reminisced about the 2011 World Cup song.
Meanwhile, Pakistani fans have appealed to singer Ali Zafar to step forward and create an anthem that resonates with everyone.
In response, Zafar commented, "The responsibility for this lies with the major brands that sponsor them, with marketing professionals guiding them."
Despite being arch rivals in the cricketing world, Pakistanis and Indians found common ground in their criticism of the anthem's unsuccessful attempt to ignite excitement among everyone.
Filmed aboard the dynamic train "One Day Xpress," the anthem's captivating music was crafted by the renowned Bollywood director, Pritam Chakraborty. The anthem's lyrical brilliance was contributed by Shloke Lal and Sawiri Verma, with vocals provided by a talented ensemble including Pritam, Naqsh Aziz, Srimachandra, Amit Mishra, Junita Gandhi, Akasa, and Charan.
The World Cup anthem proudly showcases the flags of the participating teams, prominently on display.
Moreover, this anthem captures the fierce rivalry between traditional foes, India and Pakistan, with the iconic images of Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam adorning the sides of the ODI Express train.
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