The Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 is set to commence from the 28th November 2018 in Bhubaneswar, India in which 16 teams’ alongside hosts India will compete for the coveted trophy.
In the build-up for the tournament, AR Rahman took to social media to release the much-anticipated official theme song and video of the Men’s World cup on Sunday.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier announced that his government would collaborate with music director AR Rahman and lyricist Gulzar for the title song and he acknowledged the release of the teaser.
‘Presenting the promo for ‘Jai Hind India’ the song for Hockey World Cup 2018 with Shah Rukh Khan and wonderful musicians who have collaborated for this track’, India’s legendary composer AR Rahman wrote on his official Twitter handle.
Soon after the release of the video, CM Naveen Patnaik thanked AR Rahman, stating the ‘catchy’ teaser captures the excitement and euphoria of Hockey lovers across the country
‘Thanks @arrahman ji for #OdishaWorldCupAnthem. The catchy teaser captures the excitement & euphoria of hockey lovers across India for #HockeyWorldCup2018. Looking forward to the full version & watching you live in #Bhubaneswar & #Cuttack’, he wrote on his Twitter handle.
Hockey India’s official handle also commented on the video stating, they can’t wait for the release of the full version of the video.
‘With a teaser so intriguing, we can barely wait for the real thing!
Presenting to our Indian Hockey Fans the promo for the Official Anthem for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, featuring @arrahman and @iamsrk.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey’, Hockey India wrote.
AR Rahman will be performing live at the opening ceremony of the Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Indian Hockey Team are in Group C alongside, Belgium, Canada and South Africa, and is set to take to the field against South Africa on 28th November.