After Bollywood singer Kailash Kher paid a musical tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, an Australian musician has now recorded a song in honour of the retiring Indian cricket legend.
Sydney-based author, journalist and singer Phil Dye has teamed up with Australia’s famous India cricket supporters’ group, The Swamy Army, to release ‘Sachin Tendulkar -- God of Cricket’ in honour of the Indian batsman, who is currently playing his 200th and final Test in Mumbai.
Featuring catchy lines such as “First at Old Trafford, then onto Sydney, then to the WACA, he’s played them all,” it might not win an ARIA award for songwriting but it’s already struck a chord with cricket fans.
The anthem has attracted almost 10,000 likes on Facebook, and has been downloaded by cricket fans from Sydney to Mumbai.
“Sachin is an icon around the world and the fact that the first ever anthem to him came from Australia shows just how popular he is,” Swamy Army CEO Gurnam Singh was quoted as saying in ‘Fox sports’
“Phil first wrote the song a while back and we gave advice about Sachin’s history. The anthem is now on hundreds of Indian fan sites and been on countless Indian radio stations.”
Tendulkar on Friday walked into the sunset after enthralling his fans for one last time with a memorable innings of 74, which was laced with 12 boundaries.
Kailash Kher, who is known for hits like ‘Teri Deewani’, ’Tauba Tauba’ and ‘Ya Rabba’ among others, had come up with a special song called ‘Sachin Anthem’ to pay his tribute to the master blaster.