Ali Zafar has denied rumors of his performance at the opening ceremony of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Zafar took to Twitter to confirm that he will not be performing at the opening ceremony.
He tweeted regarding the matter, saying:
I will not be performing at the opening ceremony.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 14, 2021
Rumors were circulating on social media that Ali Zafar would be performing at the pre-recorded PSL 2021 opening ceremony. The singer sang the first three official anthems of PSL and has since been snubbed due to his sexual harassment case against the fellow singer, Meesha Shafi.
PSL 2021 anthem faced a lot of backlash on social media, and people were asking for Ali Zafar to sing another anthem. The circumstances in the PSL 5 anthem were similar, and Ali Zafar released an unofficial PSL anthem last year.
Twitter users were less than enthusiastic about Ali Zafar’s announcement and responded by trolling the singer:
woh sab tou theek likin bula kon raha hay?
— abdullah. (@abdullayy_xo) February 14, 2021
Coz no one invited you 😂😭
— Haroon (@ThisHaroon) February 14, 2021
— kamran (@komoou) February 14, 2021
While his fans came to his defense:
Sad that a Pakistani legend like Ali Zafar will be missing from PSL. He’s been part of multiple PSLs & sang its odficial songs, He’ll be dearly missed. BTW he’s only clarifying… he doesnt need any attention… respect for Ali Zafar.
— Aana Khan (@aanaakhan) February 15, 2021
Then we will boycott the opening ceremony.
— Junaid Saleem (@JunaidSaleem462) February 14, 2021
The PSL 6 opening ceremony will not be held live at the stadium this year due to the COVID-19 situation. Therefore, PCB decided to pre-record the opening ceremony. The shoot for the opening ceremony is underway in Turkey, with famed singer Atif Aslam set to perform in the league for the first time.
PSL 2021 will begin on 20 February with defending champions Karachi Kings taking on Quetta Gladiators in the opening match. The pre-recorded PSL 6 opening ceremony will be aired before the start of the opening match.