He plays, he dances, and he does modeling now he will be singing. Looks like Cricketer Virat Kohli is taking his ‘Multi Talented’ tag a bit too seriously. This young sports sensation is going to sing the official anthem of Premier Futsal, of which he’s the brand ambassador. And guess who is going to compose music for it. That will be none other than, Oscar winning musician, A R Rahman.
This is the very first time Rahman is collaborating with any franchise-based sports league so far. Talking about the ‘Premier Fustal’ and Virat Kohli, Rahman said, ‘I’m proud to associate with Premier Futsal for the league’s official anthem. It makes me happy to see such young entrepreneurs being passionate about the sporting scenario of the country and I wish them all the success in this venture. I’m especially excited to work with Virat Kohli on this, let’s hope he is as good with his melody as he is with his bat!’
Many singers would kill to sing for him, at least in front of him. That is how much it means to any singer. He is undoubtedly a favorite for every music lover in India. Talking about his excitement Virat said, ‘I have been a fan of AR Rahman for years. It will be a personal achievement and also a privilege to share the screen with him and lend my voice to the anthem of Premier Futsal. During any cricket game, the only song that gets everyone together is Vande Maataram — the version Rahman composed. Apart from the national anthem, that’s the only time you hear 50,000 people singing. I connect to that song in a special way as I get Goosebumps hearing it.’
The anthem, which is titled ‘Naam hai Futsal’, will be released with a video featuring Virat Kohli himself. The video will be released on June 20 exclusively through Premier Futsal’s digital and social platforms. Premier Futsal will kick off on July 15.
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