LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday released the official anthem of the T20 World Cup 2021 via, Live the Game.
Composed by renowned Bollywood music director Amit Trivedi, the animated film features young fans from all over the world immersed and engaged in explosive T20I cricket and features some of the sport’s biggest superstars.
The anthem’s video features avatars of Indian captain Virat Kohli, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard, Afghanistan’s ace spinner Rashid Khan, and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
🎵 Let the world know,
This is your show 🎵
— ICC (@ICC) September 23, 2021
The avatar animation featured a brand-new broadcast technology that blends both 3D and 2D effects and involved a production team of over 40 people, including designers, modellers, matte painters, animators, lighters, and compositors.
Kieron Pollard shared the video on his official Twitter account, stating that he couldn’t stand still while listening to the groovy soundtrack. “T20I cricket has proven time and time again that it can engage fans of all ages, and I’m excited to bring some fireworks to the stadiums in the UAE and for those watching all over the world,” said Pollard.
This is VERY cool…
— Kieron Pollard (@KieronPollard55) September 21, 2021
Another player who couldn’t resist taking a look at the animated anthem video before it was official was Glenn Maxwell. He shared the post from his Instagram account, “The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is going to be one of the toughest and most exciting on record.”
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“There are so many teams that could take the trophy and every game will be like a final. We can’t wait to get started knowing the calibre of players we have,” Maxweel wrote on Instagram.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will begin on October 17 in Oman and the UAE, with the final to be played in Dubai on November 14.