With just less than a week to go before the most exciting Indian Twenty20 (T20) league, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, is all set to get underway from April 5. This would also be the 10th edition of the league, after the event was launched exactly 10 years back in 2008. With every edition of the IPL, that has so far delivered all the excitement and thrill which it had promised, the 10 edition of the league will indeed be special to every Indian cricketing fan, as well as the players participating, owing to its rich history, and immense world popularity, which has certainly taken T20 cricket to the next level. Till date, every edition of the tournament had a specific theme, especially in its anthem. Same is the case this year with the official IPL 2017 Anthem. IPL 2017 revised Schedule: Fixture, Dates, Match Timings and Venue Details
The theme of the IPL 2017 Anthem is ’10 saal aapke naam’ (10 years to all of yours). The theme mainly focuses on the passion, integrity and their patience as well as love for the game, along with the tournament itself, which has made it extremely popular and a marquee T20 event in the world, especially with players participating from all around the world. The anthem suggests that the tournament dedicates all the excitement, thrill and every part of the tournament to its beloved fans, who have made this tournament the most popular T20 league in the world. IPL 2017: How and where to buy match tickets for IPL 10
Speaking about the IPL Anthems in previous editions, the details are given below:
IPL 2008: The Anthem of the inaugural edition focused by claiming that it was not a fight of top nations, but a war of skills.
IPL 2009: The Anthem of the second edition, which was held in South Africa, set the theme as ‘One Nation, One Mission’.
IPL 2010: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘The Love is Back’.
IPL 2011: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘Dum Laga Ke Mara Rey’, which meant ‘Hit it with Power’.
IPL 2012: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘Aisa Mauka Aur Kahan Milega’, which meant ‘You won’t get a chance like this’.
IPL 2013: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘Jumping Zapak’.
IPL 2014: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘Come on, Bulaava Aaya Hai’, which meant ‘Come on, the call is here’.
IPL 2015: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘India Ka Tyohaar’, which meant ‘India’s Festival’.
IPL 2016: The Anthem of the second edition set the theme as ‘Ek India Happy Wala’, which meant ‘One Happy India’.
With the excitement expected to continue this season, and upcoming seasons as well, it would be interesting to see what is in store with the tournament this season. With Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) being the defending champions, can they retain it again, or shall a new team rise from the ashes to clinch the coveted trophy. Tune in form April 5, and find out the ultimate winner on May 21.