Outspoken former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar tickled the funny bone of Netizens on Thursday by hilariously roasting the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 anthem ‘Groove Mera’. Rawalpindi Express came down hard on the composers of the song in his short video and went on to say “aapne mere bacche dara diye hai (you have scared my kids).”
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Shoaib Akhtar is well known for his hilarious digs and remarks about his own Pakistan national team. The veteran fast bowler, who was the cause of nightmares for most batsmen when he played, has now launched a hilarious attack on the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board).
What is “Groove Mera” the PSL anthem that Shoaib Akhtar ranted about?
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) recently released its anthem on Youtube. The song titled Groove Mera has been trending and has garnered more than 4 million views on the music and video platform. The song features Coke Studio Pakistan fame Aima Baig, singer Naseebo Lal and rap band Young Stunners.
Directed by Fida Moin it features six Pakistan cricketers who will be leading six respective franchises in the race to winning the PSL trophy. The players featured in the video are, Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Shan Masood (Multan Sultans), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators), Babar Azam (Karachi King) Shaheen Afridi (Lahore Qalandars) and Wahab Riaz (Peshawar Zalmi).
Much like Coke Studio or Nescafe Basement that are produced in Pakistan, the anthem amalgamates the rich heritage of Pakistani regional folk music and the new-age hip-hop music.
Shoaib Akhtar’s take on the PSL anthem
Shoaib tweeted on February 10th saying “Really disappointed by the anthem this year. Is this how you’re taking PSL brand up?” The fast bowler also went on to write- “Kon banata hai yeh (who makes this?) in his tweet.
Really disappointed by the anthem this year. Is this how you’re taking PSL brand up? Going down every year. Kon banata hai yeh.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 10, 2021
With his tweet was a link to Akhtar’s Youtube video with his complete take on the PSL anthem. At one point in his hilarious rant, Akhtar says “Aapko sharam nahi aati? Bacche dara diye hai aapne mere. Bacche mere teen din se baat nahi kar rahe, aapki vajah se (Do you not have shame? You’ve scared my kids. My kids haven’t spoken to me for 3 days because of you).
Akhtar also laughed at his own jibe and went on to say that the person who’s singing the song wouldn’t even know the meaning of the word itself.
You can catch the entire video here:
The forthcoming rendition of the Pakistan Super League will be hosted in Karachi and Lahore. The T20 tournament is scheduled to kick off on February 20 and will go on to its climactic “summit clash” which is scheduled to take place on March 22.