Renowned music composer AR Rahman has released the official anthem for the 2018 Hockey World Cup which will begin on November 28 in Bhubaneshwar and the title of the anthem is 'Jai Hind'. The video features the Rahman along with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
It is expected Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit will be performing at the opening ceremony. Rahman has collaborated with lyricist Gulzar to compose the Hockey world cup anthem " Jai Hind India ". The video of the anthem features Shahrukh Khan and Rehman sharing the stage with the Indian team.
The video also has glimpses of the dance forms of the state.
The video displays glimpses of rich culture and heritage of Odisha at its best, the 51- year old voice is mesmerizing the patriotic based song.
The Indian Tigers will start their journey against the South Africa team on the opening day of the mega tournament where Rahman will perform with other celebrities at the big stage. Belgium and Canada are the other teams in India pool for the group stage of the tournament.
Team India had a disappointing show at Asian Games 2018 where India lost to Malaysia in the semifinals and later settled for the bronze against arch-rivals Pakistan. It's a perfect time for the hosts to reclaim their glory in the game of Hockey at their own soil. Manpreet Singh will lead the team in the tournament starting from November 26.
This is the 14 th Edition of the Hockey world cup. India is hosting it for the 3rd time.
Total 16 countries are participating with Indian Hockey Team in Group C alongside, Belgium, Canada, and South Africa.
India will play their first match against South Aftrica on November 28, 2018.