“Way better than ICC song:” PCB's World Cup 2023 anthem garners praise from netizens

12:19 AM | 7 Oct, 2023
“Way better than ICC song:” PCB's World Cup 2023 anthem garners praise from netizens
Source: PCB (platform X)

If it’s cricket, it’s serious for Pakistanis! Previously when ICC’s World Cup 2023 anthem disappointed the audience, Pakistani stars were called for rescue, and it looks like all the prayers have been answered. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently unveiled the official anthem for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 and it is already a chartbuster.

Garnering heaps of praise for its composition encapsulating the cricket gist, its impactful lyrics, a catchy beat, and deep emotional connection with national stars, the anthem is scoring “20 out of 10” for social media users.

PCB took to platform X – formerly known as Twitter – and made the announcement about the anthem. Netizens then expressed their excitement and even made cheeky remarks about teaching the neighbors a little something.

"Indeed!" wrote one excited X user as he went on to describe how Pakistan puts “heart and soul into cricket. "The heart and soul Pakistan puts into cricket is unparalleled. The unwavering spirit, the intense passion, and the nationwide unity it brings are something truly special. Cheers to the team and every fan out there! Let’s keep the junoon alive!" 

Another one added, "How would you rate this anthem out of 10? Mine: 20 out of 10."

One X user cheekily remarked how the neighbors can be taught [about music], "There is another thing that we can teach [our] neighbours,’’ while another drew comparisons and opined PCB and ICC’s anthems. "Way better than [the] ICC song," they shared taking a jibe at the Ranveer Singh- starrer Dil Jashn Bole

One user went all out and wrote, "This song is far better than the official ICC song."

"That's the best. Even far better than the official World Cup song," commented another. "So much better than the actual World Cup anthem! You guys went hard! Love it!" added one user. 

One X user shared a picture of Babar Azam and wished, "Time to bring the trophy now," adding a heart-eye emoji alongside. 

While everyone sang praises of PCB’s anthem, one X user hilariously shared social media meme legend Chahat Fateh Ali Khan's anthem, calling it the "best iconic" Pakistani cricket anthem.

Unable to decide what to appreciate, one X user couldn’t stop gushing over the cinematography. "The cinematography, man." 

Another shared, "So catchy! When the eagle appeared, wow! But when I saw Naseem- miss you champ! All the best boys!"

One X user shared, "Love the song and the video. And honestly 'koi nahin like us...' Isn't that the truth? Nothing can entertain you like Pakistan Cricket. Nothing. Best of luck to Babar and company. We are all praying and cheering for you even if we can't be there with you!"

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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