Dhoni Stuns Social Media With His ‘Parting Song’
The curious thing is that the video with the song which Dhoni shared has more viewers than the official's videos of the song achieved in many years on YouTube.
The euphoria over the retirement of MS Dhoni from International cricket has just not been constrained to the boundary of sports. Dhoni touch in the retirement announcement has also enthralled the music lovers in the country. He has chosen the iconic song from Kabhie Kabhi to deliver his farewell message through Instagram. The song, Pal Do Pal, which considered as one of the best compositions in Indian cinemas, has once again hit the chartbusters through MS Dhoni. Interestingly, the song video that Dhoni shared has more viewers than the official versions of the song achieved in many years on YouTube.
Yash Raj Films owns the right to the music video, and Saregama Music also shared a lyrical version of the song on YouTube. The song was uploaded five and six years back on YouTube. In Yash Raj Films YouTube channel, it has recorded more than 4.2 million views, and in Saregama it has 3.9 million views. However, the Instagram video Dhoni shared has crossed the 25 million views in just 24 hours.
Dhoni has made a slide show with some of his pictures on the background of the score. He meticulously chose the photos of the most valuable moments on the field to add in the video. The 4.07 long song has gone viral among the cricket lovers within seconds, and it was circulated in different forms as status videos and short videos. He has written a touching note with the video to consider himself retired and thanked the fans and well-wishers.
It is not the first time Dhoni is expressing his love for the song, Pal Do Pal. He sang that song in an Army function conducted by a television channel as part of Republic Day celebration in 2014. MSD made the point, borrowing the song lyrics, that there would be another person replacing him in the future. Dhoni has used his favourite song to express his feelings about retirement philosophically.
The song has seen the magical combination of composer Khayyam, lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and the singer Mukesh. Pal Do Pal is being considered as one of the immortal songs in Bollywood, and it appears in the 1976 blockbuster movie, Kabhi Kabhi directed by Yash Chopra. The song featured Amitabh Bachan and Rakhee in lead.