The sensational Pakistani band Strings, proclaimed the emergence of a new wave of Pakistani pop music with the release of their album Duur in 2001 and then Dhaani (2004) which is greatly influenced by Indian classical music, Bollywood hits and western rhythms. With increased emphasis on Eastern melodies involving the touch of raga in the vocals, they use instruments like flute and sarangi to give the vocals an Eastern touch. Merging music and cricket during the last Indian cricket team’s tour of Pakistan and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 they came up with everlasting tracks celebrating Indian cricket and emerging friendly ties between India and Pakistan.