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Home > Cricket > The Cup > Report

Sreesanth pens World Cup song

Harish Kotian | March 01, 2007 11:52 IST

India's latest pace sensation S Sreesanth is set to rock cricket fans. It is not his bowling that one is talking about, but with a song, the lyrics of which have been written by the 'Kerala Express'.

The album titled Desh includes two World Cup and eight patriotic songs.

The main attraction of the album is the track Jagoo India. The pacer has not only written its lyrics but also features in its music video.

The lyrics go like this:

Har raat, Har subha,
Dekha hai khwab yeh,
Saara hindustaan!! Saara hindustaan!! Jagoooooo India...

The video featuring Sreesanth will be ready to air by March 12, a day before India plays Bangladesh in its first match at the World Cup.

"The song is an inspiration for the team to win the World Cup," Dipu Santhan, Sreesanth's elder brother, told "It is a motivational song that gives a feeling that the whole nation is there for the team to support them in their ups and downs. It gives a dream that we are going to win the World Cup."

"The song has to be there on the lips of all Indians at the Caribbean grounds to motivate the players," he adds.

The score is written by Deepak Warrier, an B Tech computer science student.

The album is directed by Sreekanth, the wellknown south Indian ad filmmaker and an associate of Bollywood director Priyadarshan.

Sreesanth, a former national break dance champion, also features in the video with the singer

"It is going to be a moment of pride for Kerala that a Keralite will be playing in the Indian team at the World Cup'" adds Dipu, "one who was born in the same year when India won the World Cup in 1983."

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