25 Jan, 2022

There's nothing that gets Pakistanis talking on social media like a PSL anthem and this year's anthem, 'Agay Dekh' by Atif Aslam, Aima Baig and Abdullah Siddiqui, is no different.

The song has racked up over one million views on YouTube but reactions to it are mixed.

'Agay Dekh' ironically has fans looking at its predecessor, 'Groove Mera' by Young Stunners, Baig and Naseebo Lal — which also received backlash when it was released — causing the PSL 6 anthem to climb up to the top of the trend ladder.

Siddiqui took to Instagram to announce the release. "It’s out! Had a blast making this. Hope you like it."

The caption of the official video for the song on YouTube said, "This year’s HBL PSL anthem carries forward the nationwide spirit and culture surrounding it. ‘Agay Dekh’ urges audiences to look beyond binaries of victory and defeat, and enjoy the game in its purest essence."

Last year, the PSL was played in relatively empty stadiums due to Covid-19 restrictions, but this year the matches will be played in front of an audience. "Pakistan’s biggest sporting event is a festival and a celebration, and the anthem pays tribute to everyone who waits excitedly for this time of year. With 'Agay dekh' we have strived to showcase how much we love cricket, as well as capture the attitude, the fierceness and the banter that houses that love."

Natasha Noorani, one of the writers and composers of the anthem, shared a clip of the song on her Instagram Story and said, "Can't believe Atif Aslam is singing melodies I wrote for him."

Coke Studio retweeted the anthem and called it fire.

Though Pakistani Twitter was super hyped about the release, there were mixed reactions to the anthem. Some were loyal to the game, some to Aslam and some even pointed out that just like with Pakistani governments, when a new PSL song comes out, people believe the previous one was better.

Some were too busy checking views to comment on the song.

While others were missing singer Ali Zafar.

Aslam fans offered their undying support.

While meme-makers got straight to it.

One person had something to say about Pakistanis hating the song.

There were some who had nothing but love for the song.

What do you think of this year's PSL anthem?


Sane Mind1st Jan 25, 2022 05:06pm
WOW. Not even a good PSL song we can write up. Downhill like the nation. Hang tough
maan Jan 25, 2022 05:51pm
Use good earbuds/headphone
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jan 25, 2022 06:37pm
United we stand, divided we fall.
Tariq Jan 25, 2022 08:11pm
I think more professional, mature and dynamic approach is required for theme songs for such events which leave deep impact in people minds.
Naya Jan 25, 2022 09:58pm
nothing original... sounds like every other song out there
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jan 26, 2022 01:30am
Simply horrible. Worst then last year's so called PSL Anthem. Only Ali Zafar's PSL Anthem was outstanding.
Khawar Jan 26, 2022 02:17am
@Sane Mind1st good joke.
TPA Jan 26, 2022 08:44am
PSL is a non starter