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PSL 2021 Zalmi Anthem: Javed Afridi hints at Zalmi-Rihanna collaboration

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US pop singer Rihanna has been dominating news in South Asia after speaking up about India’s farmers protests that have escalated over the last few months.

However, Rihanna has become the centre of curiosity in Pakistan as well, with Peshawar Zalmi fans curious and excited at the same time about a sudden prospect of having the pop queen sing the franchise’s anthem ahead of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) upcoming sixth season.

Rumours, excitement, and suggestions poured in right after Pakistani businessperson and Peshawar Zalmi owner, Javed Afridi, dropped a mysterious post on Twitter just days before the PSL 2021 is set to commence — February 20.

“RIHANNA FOR ZALMI ANTHEM,” Afridi wrote on Twitter, adding a big red question mark.

The Fenty Beauty founder spoke up Tuesday about the farmer protests in India, sharing an article about the movement. “Why aren’t we talking about this,” she wrote on Twitter, using the #FarmersProtest hashtag.

Rihanna’s tweet sent Bollywood celebrities — including the vituperative Kangana Ranaut — scrambling to somehow one-up the pop icon for speaking against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agricultural reforms.

Sajjad Ahmed
Photojournalist / Web Editor
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