We as Indians love cricket! We are crazy about cricket! Almost all of us have grown up playing or watching this beautiful sport. Even if we did not have access to pitches or stadiums, we somehow always managed to create our very own Eden Gardens in our neighborhood “gully’s”. So what if the boundaries were short? There was always one tip one hand to counter that advantage in gully cricket!
Check out these 7 facts about gully cricket facts which will surely remind you of your childhood.
Gully Cricket Facts
1. Winners to Bat!
Remember? Yeah! It was always a bliss for the winning team, as who liked to bowl first especially in those good old young days when smashing it all over the park made us feel like the world is ours!
2. “Thoda our wicket chor saale”
It was funny when the bowler would usually tell you, “Thoda aur wicket chor saale”! Like, seriously? Lol! Just because he did not have the wickets in sight?
3. The Baby over
‘Isko bowling nahi aati, iska baby over hai!’ When the captain of the team would literally get into a verbal argument with the opposition captain, trying to convince him to let his worst bowler bowl a 3 ball over! This was done so that ‘worst bowler’ does not feel bad and still gets to bowl at least a few deliveries.
4. “Aaj hum log individual match khel rahe hain!”
Remember when we use to usually make the youngest kid turn around , pat on his back and make him assign numbers for batting positions! Coins were too passe’ for us!
5. This one is the best! Beech ka Bichoo! Like Really? Lol!
Remember this lucky dude who was allowed to bat for both teams to balance out that one extra player in the other team? Were you that special one?
6. Batting Side Wala Umpire Banega! How fair is that now?
It was amusing how every batsman who got out became the umpire right after. ICC would surely have something to say about this. Lol!
7. Jiska bat uski pehli batting, Thug life!
“oye mera bat hai meri pehle batting hai varna mai ghar jaa raha hun”
Somebody take us back to those good old days again 🙂 Hearing all this again definitely seems like Cric-Crak has grown up!