Pakistani and Indian fans danced their hearts out to Pasoori by Ali Sethi and Shae Gill ahead of the hotly contested World Cup match between the two nations at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).on Sunday.
The video clip of fans from both sides singing and dancing went viral on social media; proving the old saying ‘music knows no boundaries”.
Arch-rivals and neighbors India and Pakistan finally faced off at the MCG in one of the most thrilling match-offs. The MCG was jam-packed with over 90,000 Pakistan and Indian fans in attendance, and after a nail-biter of a game, India won the match thanks to its superstar batsman, Virat Kohli.
Despite the fierce rivalry between the two nations, the two sets of supporters exchanged friendly banter with one another. The viral clip of Indian and Pakistani supporters, arm-in-arm, singing and dancing to the hit Coke Studio song won over the hearts of people online.
A Global Hit
Ali Sethi and Shae Gill’s soulful voices, along with the stunning production by Coke Studio, has made Pasoori a global hit. Even Bollywood stars are fans of the song, including Alia Bhatt (let’s hope they don’t copy this as well!).
The song topped the Spotify charts in Pakistan, India, and other countries as well.
It is lovely to see that even though India and Pakistan are divided by their historic rivalry, the song Pasoori managed to unite both sides on Sunday.
So welcoming is this warm natural expression of unified sensibility and joyful abandon that fabulous game of cricket brought onto cricket fans. Awesome.