Mastercard releases special World Cup anthem enabling fans to relive the 2011 triumph

October 18, 2023 | New Delhi, India
Brand ambassador MS Dhoni lays emphasis on the role that fans play in the game.    

As the Indian cricket team continues its winning streak in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Mastercard has released a special anthem to enable millions of cricket fans across the country to relive the 2011 triumph.

The anthem features World Cup winning captain and Mastercard’s brand ambassador, Mahendra Singh Dhoni recalling the moments leading to the historic win 12 years ago at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. It shows scores of fans cheering for the Men in Blue as the team chased down Sri Lankan team’s 275-run target to lift the coveted trophy. 

Powered by Mastercard’s iconic Sonic brand tune, the anthem has been designed on the theme of ‘Har fan hai priceless’ (every fan is priceless). It includes the former Indian skipper emphasizing that every cheer by cricket fans goes a long way in lifting the spirits of players. It further shows Dhoni remembering the moment when all Indian fans in the stadium began chanting ‘Vande Mataram’.

“This anthem is a tribute by Mastercard to millions of India’s cricket fans who breathe life into the game. As ICC’s global partner for this year’s World Cup and a brand which has a strong connection with Indian cricket, Mastercard is committed to providing memorable opportunities and experiences to fans. The undying spirit and depth of emotions exhibited by fans in every match that India plays is simply priceless,” said Julie Nestor, executive vice president and head of marketing & communications, Asia Pacific, Mastercard.

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