Fans trend #IPLAnthemCopied after Rapper Krishna Kaul's claims of BCCI copying his song

Fans trend #IPLAnthemCopied after Rapper Krishna Kaul’s claims of BCCI copying his song

Twitter heavily criticized BCCI.

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IPL 2020 Anthem (Source: Twitter)

The much-awaited 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all set to get underway from September 19 to November 10 across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. In the inaugural match, the defending champions Mumbai Indians will be up against the runners-up Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi. From the past few days, the league was put under scrutiny for their title sponsors and players testing positive for the coronavirus.

Now, a new controversy has erupted regarding the anthem of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. On September 6, the official Twitter handle of IPL had released the IPL anthem titled as “Aayenge hum wapas” meaning “We will comeback”. It was captioned as, “The greater the setback…The stronger the comeback.”

The 93-second video encapsulates that the nation is trying to make a comeback in the world of cricket after a long unexpected break due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The video features all the legends of the game including the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and many more.

However, recently Indian Rapper KR$NA, also known as Krishna Kaul alleged that the anthem was plagiarized from his 2017 rap song which was titled “Dekho Kaun Aaya Wapas”. Krishna lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and other authorities for copying his work without giving any credits or letting him know about the same.

Taking it to twitter, The Rapper tweeted, “Hey guys, @IPL has plagiarised my song “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” and created “Aayenge Hum Wapas” as this years anthem without credit or consent. I request my fellow artists and friends on twitter to RT this tweet for awareness, they can not get away with this. @DisneyPlusHS”

“This is scary” says Krishna Kaul on Twitter

In another tweet, Krishna claimed that though he hasn’t received any reply from BCCI or the IPL authorities, Music Composer’s Association of India contacted him saying that copying Hip Hop songs is common as they all sound the same. Criticizing this statement by MCAI, Krishna termed this explanation as scary and shameful.

He wrote, “This is scary! I just got word that ‘Music Composer’s Association of India’ has suggested that plagiarisation of Hip Hop songs is permissible in their opinion because all hip hop songs sound the same. Shabaash! Tumhara khoon khoon, hamara khoon paani! #IPLanthemcopied”

The tweets by the Song Composer soon got viral on the social media as the fans came out in the support of Krishna by trending the hashtag #IplAnthemCopied. The twitterati thrashed the authorities for copying someone’s hard work and tagged the handles of IPL and BCCI to give the musician “due credits”.

Here’s how Twitter reacted