Wondering what the Cricket World Cup song sounds like? Don’t wait for an official release. The anthem for the Cup that will be held in the Indian subcontinent from February 19 — April 12, is already on air, and 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 song’s lyricist, Manoj Yadav, says, “We wanted to give fans something they could relate to. We thought it must have an aggressive punch line, and came up with De Ghumake.” It has been recorded in three languages — Hindi, Bangla and Sinhalese, keeping in mind the host countries.
The video, featuring cricketers from participating countries, will be shot over the next week.