The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched the official theme of the 2023 World Cup as Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh and renowned music composer Pritam teamed up to come up with the same.
The track named 'Dil Jashn Bole', which is just over 3 minutes, aims to capture the emotions of the widespread cricket community and unite them.
It's worth noting that the theme song also has Yuzvendra Chahal's wife Dhanashree Varma. At the theme launch, Ranveer said it's an absolute honor to be a part of this, stating, as quoted by the official website:
"Being part of this anthem launch for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 is truly an honour. It's a celebration of the sport we all love."
Pritam, on the other hand, feels that the track 'Dil Jashn Bole' symbolizes the sentiments of 1.4 billion Indians, adding:
"Cricket is India's greatest passion and composing 'Dil Jashn Bole' for the biggest World Cup ever, has been a tremendous honour for me. This song is not just for 1.4 billion Indian fans but for the whole world to come to India and be a part of the biggest celebration ever."
England and New Zealand to kickstart the tournament:
Meanwhile, the high-octane 50-over tournament will get underway with defending champions England facing runners-up New Zealand at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5th. The two sides were involved in a heart-stopping final in the 2019 edition at Lord's.
With England beating the Kiwis in the recent four-game ODI series, they will be confident of upstaging Kane Williamson's men in Ahmedabad.