Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is feeling the heat. The 27-year-old is set to sing in a song composed by AR Rahman, which will be the official anthem of the Premier Futsal, and Kohli has said that he is under more pressure than what he has ever experienced on the field with the bat in his hand.
“I’m under more pressure than on the field as I’m sitting next to a person I hugely admire. Many of my childhood memories have a connection to the tunes of this man. I know how to prepare for cricket, but I have no clue about a recording session,” Kohli was quoted as saying by the Hindu.
Veteran music composer AR Rahman though, has insisted that that he will go easy on the cricket maestro. He said, “We’ve been working on the song for a week. Virat’s portion will be a rap… I will make it easier for him”.
Kohli has also expressed his great admiration for Rahman, especially his song Vande Maataram.
“During any cricket game, the only song that gets everyone together isVande Maataram — the version Rahman composed. Apart from the national anthem, that’s the only time you hear 50,000 people singing. I connect to that song in a special way as I get goosebumps hearing it,” Kohli told the Hindu.
Kohli is the co-owner of the Premier Futsal, which will be the first ever multinational futsal league. The inaugural tournament will take place in Chennai, while Kolkata will host the finals. The league will be played in the month of July and is set to be broadcasted on Sony Picture Network.
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