On International Music Day 2021, legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar shared a throwback video of his singing debut with Sonu Nigam. The master blaster made his singing debut in 2017 with another legend in the singing industry – Sonu Nigam. In the throwback video Sachin could be seen singing his debut song ‘Cricket Wali Beat’ and enjoying himself thoroughly. Nigam on the other hand can be seen instructing the master blaster and lauding him for his singing prowess.
Known for his game-transforming batting style, mountains of records & his polite demeanor, Sachin made waves in 2017 by officially stepping into the world of singing. To mark the International Music Day 2021, Tendulkar took to Instagram and shared a throwback video of the same.
”Some fond memories from my debut at the recording studio, What are you listening to today?, #WorldMusicDay, #throwback #singing #music #BTS #cricket #behindthescenes,” Tendulkar captioned the video.
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The tale behind the tale
Back in 2017, Sachin took his fans by surprised by making his debut in the world of singing. Moreover, he took to the biggest singing platform in the country to release the debut album– Indian Idol. The single song album’s name was Cricket Wali Beat and to make the song even more enticing, Sachin collaborated with National Award-winning singer Sonu Nigam.
The video of the song made fans think that there’s another career that awaits Tendulkar after cricket. With his pitch perfect singing, his groovy attitude, Sachin gave a competition to his collaborator, Sonu Nigam.
‘Genius spills in other faculties’: Sonu Nigam on Sachin’s Singing
The song is composed by Shamir Tandon & lyrics are penned by Varun Likhate and Shamir Tandon. Sonu Nigam spoke to news media after the release and said-
“I am glad to be part of Sachin’s new innings. The song that he has sung with me is called ‘Cricket waali beat’. I was very surprised to see the way he was pitching right. That’s why I believe that when God blesses someone with genius, it spills in other faculties too.”
“He was singing in the right sur: Sonu Nigam
Sonu also lauded Sachin’s singing capabilities and said-
“He is a very good singer. We did not use pitch corrector on his voice as he was singing in the right sur (tone) and (despite being) the shy person that he is, he got extremely comfortable the moment I kind of increased the masti (fun) quotient while we were shooting the video. It was wonderful and I am very happy that people are loving the song.”
An interesting trivia about the song is that it was released back in 2017 marking the anniversary of India’s ICC World Cup victory in 2011. It should also be noted that Cricket Wali Beat was released alongside Sachin’’s own app called 100MB.
Other Cricketing Legends with Singing Talents
Fans of cricket know that Sachin isn’t the only cricketer who has showcased singing talent and gave his fans another reason to rejoice. Several International cricketers like Brett Lee, Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina and more have taken to the microphone in the past to churn out melodies.
In 2006, Former Australian pace-assassin Brett Lee penned the lyrics for ‘You’re the one for me’ and also roped in veteran Indian singer Asha Bhosle to collaborate and sing with her. Lee is also part of a band called Six & Out.
Flamboyant West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is also an accomplished singer in his right. He even sung ‘Champion’ which became the unofficial West Indian anthem. He also sang for Chithiram Pesuthadi 2, a Tamilian film. In the film, Bravo made a cameo for his song ‘Yenda’.