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Gully Cricket In India: All You Need To Know About It

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Gully Cricket In India: All You Need To Know About It

Indians love cricket. They are crazy about cricket!  Almost all of us have grown up playing this beautiful sport. Even when we did not have pitches or stadiums, we somehow always managed to create our very own Eden Gardens.  So what if the boundaries were short? There was always one tip one hand to counter that advantage.
Check out these 7 facts about gully cricket in India which will surely remind you of your childhood days if you’re an Indian.
1) Winners to Bat
Remember ‘Winners to bat’ when we used to play gully cricket in India back in the days? Like wow! It was always a bliss for the winning team as nobody 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! (‘Karlo Duniya Mutthi Mein’ Moment!)
2) “Thoda aur wicket chor s**le”
It was funny when the bowler would usually tell you “Thoda aur wicket chor s**le”. Are you kidding me? For our International viewers, this basically meant that the bowler requested the batsman to stand at an angle such that all the 3 stumps are visible to the bowler, else he was termed as the one who always cheats! (LOL)
3) The ‘Baby’ over
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“Isko bowling nahi aati, Iska baby over hai”.  How often have we heard that phrase or used it for one of our friends. 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. Can you imagine? (Giggles)
4) “Aaj hum log individual match khel rahe hain! “
Remember when we used to usually make the youngest kid turn around, pat on his back and make him assign numbers for batting positions. This kind of arrangement meant that if there were supposedly 8 players in a game, all competed against each other rather than making any teams instead. (What Fun!)
5)  Beech ka Bichoo 
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Remember that lucky dude who was allowed to bat for both teams to balance out that one extra player in the other team?  Were you the one? Such an arrangement occurred when there were an odd number of players participating in a particular match and the teams were not able to distribute the players equally. In such a scenario, one lucky dude was allowed to bat for both teams. Yes, he had to field too so it wasn’t an easy task and the luxury also came with a bit of sacrifice in the end. (Lucky Bast**rd!)

 

6) When the batsman became the umpire 

 

Roger That! Owing to the fact that gully cricket was played more for fun, most of the time there were no professional umpires and the entire game was based on trust. Having said that, at times, to avoid a situation like this, the first player to lose his wicket would become the umpire until his team got bowled out. The pattern continued even in the 2nd innings. ( Total Swag)

7) Jiska bat uski pehli batting!
” Oye mera bat hai meri Pehle batting hai varna mai ghar jaa raha hun”, they always said. Somebody take us back to those good old days again 🙂 Hearing all this again definitely seems like our childhood is over. ( Thug Life)

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