IPL Anthem: IPL 2020 is set to begin in the UAE from September 19 and the final match will be played on November 10.
The matches are finally happening after the coronavirus pandemic first led to the competition being postponed and then later forced the tournament out of India.
Controversies surrounded this year’s IPL right from the beginning. Initially, the coronavirus pandemic postponed the matches.
Later, it was the Chinese sponsors of the competition that kicked up a row. After escalation with China on the border in Ladakh, there was a rising chorus against the use of Chinese products.
The IPL had tweeted, “Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals”
Here’s The Tweet
Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals 🇮🇳
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) June 19, 2020
Names of big banners and celebrities often crop up with plagiarism accusations. For instance, Nora Fatehi responded to claims that her music video for ‘Pachtaoge’ is copied from Beyonce’s ‘Mine’ or how Badshah sent Rs. 5 lakh to ‘Boroloker Bitilo’ lyricist Ratan Kahar after plagiarism accusations.
As per a report in News18, Rapper Krishna Kaul a.k.a. KR$NA took to Twitter to allege that this year’s IPL (Indian Premier League) anthem called ‘Aayenge Hum Wapas’ has been lifted from his 2017 song titled ‘Dekh Kaun Aaya Wapas’. He claimed that he was neither credited for it nor was any consent sought from him before releasing the 2020 anthem. he requested fellow artists and friends to retweet his claim as well. Check it out:-
Hey guys, @IPL has plagiarised my song “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” and created “Aayenge Hum Wapas” as this years anthem without credit or consent. I request my fellow artists and friends on twitter to RT this tweet for awareness, they can not get away with this. @DisneyPlusHS https://t.co/GDNFeyhXR5
— KR$NA (@realkrsna) September 7, 2020
The IPL had launched its 2020 theme song called ‘Aayenge Hum Waapas‘ on Sunday with a caption that read, “The greater the setback…The stronger the comeback.” The music video depicts cricket fans from many parts of the country getting ready to watch the tournament and has already generated lakhs of views on all platforms including YouTube and Twitter.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two melodies for you to listen and compare:-
KR$NA’s rap was written, performed, and released in the year 2017 and garnered lakhs of views. Here is the complete official music video posted on March 2017:-
The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) media team however has reported to ThePrint that it has not received any information regarding the plagiarism allegation.
Thank you guys for the support! Not going to let it slide. https://t.co/W0YmrvVFIF
— KR$NA (@realkrsna) September 8, 2020
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