ICC's WC anthem bores netizens as they call Ali Zafar to rescue

12:23 AM | 22 Sep, 2023
ICC anthem

Cricket isn't just a game, it's an emotion — and the same goes for cricket anthem!

With the World Cup 2023 around the corner, cricket fanatics are hyped up to watch their favourite teams compete and bring the trophy home. Obviously, an anthem to celebrate and commemorate the event is necessary, but what if ICC disappoints this year?

On Wednesday, ICC released the official anthem for the Cricket World Cup to be held in India next month, titled Dil Jashn Bole. Even though the anthem features Bollywood's revered actor Ranveer Singh with his electric performance, it has so far been a miss, according to netizens' verdict 

The moment the World Cup 2023 anthem was released, fans took to social media to express their dismay, with some fans slamming Singh and others recalling the 2011 World Cup song.

On the other hand, Pakistani fans requested singer and Ali Zafar to take the lead and produce an anthem everyone could jam to.

In response, Zafar remarked “the big brands that sponsor them are responsible for that” with “marketing professionals” guiding them.

Although Pakistanis and Indians are arch rivals in the cricket scene, both nations united to bash the anthem and its failed attempt to excite everyone.

Shot in a moving train called One Day Xpress, the music of the anthem has been composed by famous Bollywood director Pritam Chakraborty. The lyrics for the anthem were penned by Shloke Lal and Sawiri Verma while it was sung by Pritam, Naqsh Aziz, Srimachandra, Amit Mishra, Junita Gandhi, Akasa and Charan.

Flags of the teams participating in the event can be seen displayed in the World Cup anthem.

On the other hand, the Anthem also shows the competition between the two traditional rivals Pakistan and India, the picture of Rohit Sharma on one side and Babar Azam on the other side is also displayed in the ODI Express train.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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