Watch: Street Cricket, unbelievable rules commonly observed in India and Pakistan
Updated - Feb 26, 2015 9:00 am
Watch: Street Cricket, unbelievable rules commonly observed in India and Pakistan: If you are an Indian, Pakistani or for that matter hail from any cricket crazy nation, you must have played cricket at some or the other level and can easily term yourself a cricketer. We have all grown up with cricket, who has not played Gully cricket? Every street has its own team, its own set of rules, the boundaries, which shot will get you out, those are all so unique.
A batsman would be crowded with fielders around waiting to even get a bumped ball caught and the batsman had to leave his bat there, it was hilarious, we all knew and knows how it is actually played by mandatory rules but when it comes to our street, we amend them and adapt it to suit the surrounding.
As we grow up, the street cricket takes us to a maidan, we get our own bats, soon comes the cricket kit, from the maidans to the grounds and gradually also molding ourselves into the actual MCC rules which are followed.
But one should never lose the roots; so here is a throwback video, specially made to get you a feel of your childhood. This will surely get you into the flashback, visuals of the days spent on the street playing cricket be it the beating sun, or heavy rain nothing could stop the passion. Summer and winter holidays were all about playing out an entire day of non-stop cricket.
Though only eleven men represent the team from every country in the game, we have millions of others who make the game what it is, make cricketers such celebrated persona’s they are. You would surely love to watch this video; it will bring you back a smile, the joy of having been in that position, having had that fun and an awesome childhood. (Also Watch Mauka Mauka version 3 response video, India vs UAE)
Do feel free to share an experience or two if it is close to your heart and about the hours, days, months and years devoted to the game.
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