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Cricket World Cup song now on the web

Wondering what the Cricket World Cup song sounds like? Don’t wait for the official release. The anthem for the tournament that will be held in the Indian subcontinent from February 19 to April 12, is already on air, and easily available on the Internet.

music Updated: Jan 09, 2011 14:33 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Wondering what the Cricket World Cup song sounds like? Don’t wait for the official release. The anthem for the tournament that will be held in the Indian subcontinent from February 19 to April 12, is already on air, and easily available on the Internet.

“It is a fun song and we have used lots of gully cricket terms in it,” says singer Shankar Mahadevan, of the song’s composer trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The lyricist, Manoj Yadav, adds, “We wanted to give fans something they could relate to. We thought of an aggressive punchline, and came up with De Ghumake.”

The song has been recorded in three languages — Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese — keeping in mind the host countries. The video, featuring cricketers, will be shot next week.