Cricket is our nations pride and joy when it comes to sports and no other format gets everyone into a frenzy than Pakistan Super League (PSL). Despite Covid-19 still lurking, 2022 has started on a high note with PSL7 bringing together top notch cricketers from the country and around the world to Pakistan. While the high scoring chases with towering sixes and sizzling fours have mesmerized the audience, yet the much desired aspect of Pakistan’s super sporting event has been the theme song which reverberates with the richness of our cricket history, traditions, culture and heritage.
Well! Tahir Abbas, who has established himself as the prodigy in the folk in a short span, has come to the rescue. With sixes and fours being hit all over the National Stadium Karachi, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore and fans cheering the top performers, our very own Funk Folk Star has come up once again with a Top Notch Gem of a song “Khelo Re” for Pakistan Super League which is full of “Pakistaniness.”
Leaving no one behind, he not only gives you a foot tapping number but also uses the provincial dialects and languages in his song paying tribute to every province and making them the part of the PSL anthem.
Tahir Abbas composed this song for PSL7 as he felt the need for the reinvigorating our national culture. He strongly feels that the anthems and theme songs for any national level event must showcase the identity of national and provincial languages, culture and dialects of Pakistan. ‘Events like PSL have become a global brand with exceptional worldwide outreach. Such an amazing platform must be utilized for the glorification of our values and traditions,” Tahir Abbas says, adding that our local artistes and vocalists have oozing talent to produce wonderful productions.
He raises a valid point that why are we still not owning our own language and culture. Even in our anthems we incorporate English language as if we have no identity. “We need to identify with our language when it comes to national events and promote our culture across the globe”.
So to show his love for Pakistan and cricket to cater to the needs of the audience, he has made this song in the provincial languages of Pakistan. “Interpreting our culture, we have created this anthem with our regional composers to send a message to the world that our culture, instruments and voices are not barren and we don’t have to rely on others nor a budget of millions to show love for our homeland.”
Through his special production, Tahir Abbas has given a message of peace, love and togetherness which is surely what the crickt sports is all about. So people let’s just listen to the song and promote the talented individuals who have nothing but love for their homeland.