The Pakistan Super League is regarded as one of the best franchise tournaments to be played across the world and since its inception in 2016, the league has proved to be a brilliant platform for cricketers from around the world to test their skills. With the seventh edition of the league all set to commence from January 27, 2022, the excitement over the same is already skyrocketing.
On Monday, the much-awaited official anthem for the league was released, titled ‘Agay Dekh’. Notably, the anthem is sung by Atif Aslam and Aima Baig and produced by Abdullah Siddiqui. The 16-second long teaser opens with smoke rising from the stumps and continues to spotlights at a crowd cheering in a stadium. The initial lyrics, according to Geo News are: “Hath hawa mai uthalay, dilon ka hosla barhalay, shoor zara tu machalay.”
PCB’s press release states that the theme of the song is inspirational and motivational, while the lyrics and music aims at uplifting the mood of cricket fans all around the world as the world is passing through tough and testing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the official anthem of PSL 2022 here:
This is the first time Aslam has sung the song for PCB’s marquee tournament while Aima had featured in last year’s “Groove Mera.” Reportedly, while speaking about the anthem, producer Abdullah Siddiqui was quoted as saying, “Getting to produce this anthem is a dream for any musician. I’m very honoured and thankful to the PCB for the opportunity this year. Both Atif Aslam and Aima Baig are undeniably the best. And working with them has been a privilege. I’m very excited for fans to hear what we have come up with,” he added.
However, the much-anticipated tournament is under Covid scare as just a few days ahead of the PSL Season 7, the league is facing troubles from all sides. Covid-19 cases among the players, franchise officials are rising, but the good news is that PCB has decided that the PSL matches will be held as per schedule even if a team has 13 COVID-19 negative players.