Impressive performance by the Indian team in the ongoing Champions Trophy has re-energised the fans who were disillusioned by the spot-fixing scandal, with a 22-year-old cricket buff releasing a song on youtube in praise of the squad.
Enthused by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading the team to the semifinal, singer Rohan Deo Pathak has composed and sang the track.
"Real fans have always loved cricket and cheered Indian team," said Ranchi-based Pathak, who had earlier dedicated a song to Dhoni soon after India won the ODI against England on January here.
Covering Indian players in extraordinary actions with special shots of the World Cup winning feat, the budding singer begins the footage with the national flag fluttering and singing the national song before switching over to "Mahi ki team hai ye Bharat ki shaan hei ye.jeet ka caravan ab thamega nahin..." (Mahi's team is India's pride....the winning juggernaut will not stop now).
"I took up singing seriously after A P J Abdul Kalam sir praised my song on June 28, 2002 during his visit to our school when I was reading in Class VII in DAV Hehal," Rohan, who has won several awards locally for his vocal excellence, said.