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Ali Zafar returns to PSL spotlight with season 9 anthem

Renowned Pakistani singer Ali Zafar is set to make a triumphant return as the official anthem singer for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine. 

This development comes after Cricket Pakistan reported a few days ago, hinting at the possibility of Ali returning to sing the anthem for the ninth season.

The anticipation has now been met with official confirmation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The announcement was made on social media platform ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter), where the PSL franchise league shared a video featuring the superstar playing the melody of one of his previous PSL anthems, “Ab Khel Jamay Ga.” 

The caption read, “Seeti Tou bajay ge. Countdown to [HBL PSL 9] Anthem Excitement! [Ali Zafar] is set to immerse his magic to the official HBL PSL anthem 2024.”

🔊 Seeti Tou bajay ge 🔊

Countdown to #HBLPSL9 Anthem Excitement! @AliZafarsays is set to immerse his magic to the official HBL PSL anthem 2024. pic.twitter.com/SWQnRoVINA

— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 2, 2024

The renowned superstar also took to his social media platform and stated, “Bilkul bajay gi. Aur stage bhee phir se sajjay ga.”


🕺🌟🎶🧘 Bilkul bajay gi. Aur stage bhee phir se sajjay ga ! #HBLPSL9 #Anthem #PSL #PSLanthem #BhaeeHazirHai https://t.co/wkh4ehO9Ja

— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 2, 2024

Ali Zafar, who contributed his musical talents to the first three seasons of the HBL PSL, faced a career setback in 2018 when fellow singer Meesha Shafi accused him of harassment. The controversy led to a hiatus in his career, and he was subsequently not chosen to sing the PSL anthem again. 

However, this season marks a significant comeback for the artist, as he gears up to reclaim the spotlight with the official anthem for PSL season nine, scheduled to kick off on February 17.