IPL in the 'gali'
Some striking similarities from the Gali (Street) Cricket with the IPL
The teams are a conglomeration of people form your own ‘ilaka’ and various other colonies. Often your own team players join the opponent teams in order to keep the game going.
Older generation often discourages the idea of playing on streets. If in case they enter it, the pace and aggressiveness of the game is even more discouraging for them.
‘Attention Seeking’ is the very foundation of ‘gali’ cricket. In short, public attention of any sorts is welcome. No matter, if you have to break glasses or shout slogans
Survival of the fittest. The mightier the better.
Often parents have to interfere to settle the game which was started on the field.
Winning is a part of the game but, it is hard to digest a defeat. So, you settle with a battle.
Bully your opponent if you find yourself in tough times. It often works, seldom backfires.
The bigger bully ends up winning the tiff despite of a defeat.
Tears/ abuses anything and everything is un-censored.
Acceptance of your getting ‘out’ never comes easy. Umpire’s decision is always doubtful and most of the times challenged.
As it is in the, good spirit of the game, the players themselves guide/ help the umpires in making the final decision.
Due to time constraints and fun factor the number of overs is always lesser than the usual.
The commentators (actor turned presenters in this case) are people who don’t want to play, but want to talk incessantly without making sense. They are there to prove their PR skills.
Last but not the least: Both IPL and Gali Crickets are a fantastic source of entertainment for the audience