Cricket World Cup 2022: Najiha Alvi sings ‘Dil Ka Dariya’
The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a video of Najiha Alvi singing a Bollywood track during the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022
The Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman lent her voice to ‘Dil Ka Darya’ from Kabir Singh (2019).
She became the second Pakistani player to sing at the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
In the Instagram video posted by the ICC, Najha is visibly conversing with the wife of Jasprit Bumrah and presenter Sanjana Ganesan.
The video begins with Sanjana asking a question to Pakistani skipper Bismah Maroof:
“Who is more likely to start singing on the team bus?”
The Pakistani all-rounder mentioned Najiha as she and her teammates mates began laughing. Bismah went on to say that Najiha thinks “she is a very good singer.”
Following a request from her teammates, a smiling Najiha took centre stage by singing the Shahid Kapoor starrer track.
The Pakistani team in the background also got into the act, as they began singing along with Najiha.
The ICC Captioned the video, writing: “Up and coming Pakistan Idol Najiha Alvi”.
The video accumulating many views had fans posting heart emojis to give their thumbs up.
Watch Najiha Alvi perform to ‘Dil Ka Darya’ here:
Fans also wrote some positive messages, with respect to Pakistan and India relations. The message was clear that musically there are no boundaries.
One wrote: “Divided by border United by songs.” Another posted “Music has no boundary.”
On the cricket field, the Pakistan women’s team registered their first victory of the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
The green shirty defeated West Indies by eight wickets in a match which was reduced to twenty overs due to rain.
The Windies struggled to 89-7 in their twenty overs. The Women in Green comfortably made 90-2 with seven balls to spare.
The day-night match took place at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand on March 21, 2022.
This was Pakistan’s first win in the tournament. Pakistan had not performed to their potential in this competition.
However, Najiha Alvi and Diana Baig have entertained everyone with their singing performances.
It will be interesting to see if any more Pakistani cricketers will showcase their singing in the tournament. Fans will just have to wait and watch.