Social media users and celebrities are calling out at Pakistan’s former pacer Shoaib Akhtar for mocking the recently released Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s official anthem Groove Mera.
Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at PCB for releasing “the worst song that he had heard in the history of the PSL”.
“If the 10 worst songs of the PSL are compiled, this song will be number one,” said the former pacer. “Do you have any shame?”
He mocked the new song by joking that ever since he played it for his children, they have stopped talking to him. “My kids are scared of this song. When they don’t sleep, I tell them I’ll play it for them. That immediately scares them,” he said.
Watch: Shoaib Akhtar Mocked At PCB After PSL Anthem’s Release
“Really disappointed in u. The song is not bad at all. Just cuz u didn’t like it, doesn’t mean u have the right to put efforts of singers n producers in the trash,” one user said.
On the other hand, Singer and actor Haroon Shahid also reminded Akhtar about his association with Shahrukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders.
“So when Shoaib Akhtar was being paid millions by Kolkata Knight Riders and this song came up I bet he would have danced on this track at the Eden Gardens just to impress Shahrukh jee!”
Moreover, actress Anoushey Ashraf and singer Farhan Saeed also bashed Shoaib Akhtar over bashing the PSL song.
“Oh dear, this is in bad taste. One thing to not like a song, another thing to run down artists, musicians this way,” she commented on Akhtar’s video shared by Hello! Pakistan. “Big fan of Shoaib Akhtar but not the way he’s bashing the new anthem. Some people, including many of your friends, fans and family, like the track.”
“Difference of opinion is welcome, degrading someone’s work isn’t,” she pointed out. “Don’t like the track, cool. Hating on it this way? Not cool.”
Whereas, Farhan Saeed wrote, “It’s his opinion, that’s okay! He has the right, but that’s a stupid opinion is what is my opinion,” commented singer and actor Farhan Saeed on the same post. “This song will be a winner in the stadiums, mark it! Well done Zulfiqar J Khan, Aima Baig and of course Naseebo Lal. Great effort!”
The comments on Akhtar’s YouTube and Instagram posts were mixed. Some people defended his right to his opinion while others said he had hit below the belt with his “review”.
PSL 2021 Anthem – Groove Mera
The song was performed by Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig and the Young Stunners.