The PSL anthem titled ‘Groove Mera’ this year has left the nation divided; some in support while others criticizing it.
The song is a blend of the powerful vocals of prolific singer Naseebo Lal, the pop singer Aima Baig and rap by the Young Stunners.
Regardless of the criticism, the video gathered more than 6 million views on YouTube and was able to promote the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The video shows how this year’s PSL match will be different than before due to the pandemic; mainly watched on TVs, mobile phones, laptops, etc.
According to the board, the anthem “is a celebration of Pakistan’s musical diversity” presenting artists from the different musical spectrums.
It gained further criticism after being bashed by the famous fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar. He referred to it as ‘bad composition’.
However, supporters of the song applaud its out-of-the-box concept and catchy beat, terming it an “amazing combination of modern and traditional music”.
A number of celebrities called out Akhtar for “degrading” the artists’ efforts and came out in defense of Naseebo Lal. Cricket and music have always formed a natural union in Pakistan.
The idea was to pave the way for a new sound of a cricket in Pakistan that attracts the multi-dimensional audience that comes with Pakistan’s biggest cricketing event, PSL.