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.
@TheRealPCB and the big brands that sponsor them are responsible for that. They have marketing professionals who guide them.— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) September 20, 2023
If I am required for my country, I have always been there. But I have my own ideas and way of doing things.
Corporate culture has its own merits and de… https://t.co/9dnezn1PnP
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.
DIL JASHN BOLE! #CWC23— ICC (@ICC) September 20, 2023
Official Anthem arriving now on platform 2023 ????????
Board the One Day Xpress and join the greatest cricket Jashn ever! ????????
Music - Pritam
Lyrics - Shloke Lal, Saaveri Verma
Singers - Pritam, Nakash Aziz, Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Jonita… pic.twitter.com/09AK5B8STG
Ranveer singh make this Anthem more cringe ????— Hassan Nawaz (@iam_hassan56) September 20, 2023
World Cup 2023 theme song release - pic.twitter.com/8Am44SebkK— Abhishek (@MSDianAbhiii) September 20, 2023
The Urge: The Budget: pic.twitter.com/FJ9EvBoZIo— Fenil Kothari (@fenilkothari) September 21, 2023
This mauka mauka ad is better than the world cup anthem 2023 pic.twitter.com/ynxCYWodqp— Richa???? (@rich_athinks) September 20, 2023
World cup anthem meme. pic.twitter.com/TV09r6p3kT— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) September 20, 2023
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 advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
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.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
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.
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|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
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|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
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