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World Cup anthems to get your cheering on

Songs to put you in patriotic euphoria for the upcoming cricket season

World Cup anthems to get your cheering on

1- Junoon – ‘Jazba-e-Junoon’

First, the classics. Give Afridi and the boys a musical shout-out from afar with this golden number from the mid-nineties. Salman Ahmed penned poetry that retains its poignancy and inspirational value till today.

2- Vital Signs – ‘Hum Hain Pakistani’Ali_Zafar

You don’t have World Cut fever unless you’re taking a trip down memory lane to the victory of 1992. We suggest every such trip should have its own soundtrack – and Vital Signs’ ‘Hum Hain Pakistani’ is just that.

3- Noori – ‘Khul Ke Do Pal Jee Lo’

The Pepsi song for T20 Cricket World Cup in 2012, Noori’s ‘Khul Ke Do Pal Jee Lo’ is the party anthem that should be blaring at any cricket-centred GT.

4- Strings – ‘Hai Koye Hum Jaisa’  & ‘Phir Say Game Utha De’

To amp up the patriotic mood, play Strings’ ‘Hai Koye Hum Jaisa’ for great background music during a screening and follow that up with this year’s gem ‘Phir Say Game Utha De’.

5- Ali Zafar – ‘Yeh Dunya Hai Dilwalon Ki’

Made for the 2011 World Cup, Ali  Zafar’s ‘Yeh Dunya Hai Dilwalon Ki’ is a really peppy number with a full-on celebratory tone.

6- Ali Zafar – ‘Sach Jazba’

Drown out the naysayers’ squabble |and quash any doubts about the team’s
success with Ali Zafar’s mantra in ‘Sach Jazba’.

7- Jal – ‘Uraan’

Add some diversity to the mix with the soaring ‘Uraan’ by Jal with inspirational lyrics penned by Sabir Zafar.

8- Siege – ‘Aisi Ki Taisi’

For the more cut-throat, aggressive fans of the Pakistani cricket team.

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