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Galli Cricket


Galli cricket or Street cricket is a stripped-down version of the sport of Cricket. It is usually played in narrow by-lanes, streets, parking lots, parks etc.




It is amazing that size of the park does not hamper the game at all. Eight different cricket matches were being played simultaneously in this small park.  

The players take their cricket very seriously.



Stones kept on the ground serve as stumps.


The players wait for their turn when the park is full.

For the uninitiated, Cricket is a team sport played with a leather ball and flat bat. You can find more information about the sport here.

36 comments:

  1. What program did you use to create the video clips? That is a very cool. First rate post all around.

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    1. It is a GIF animation created using Adobe ImageReady.

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  2. remember me to lagaan :) great shots!

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  3. I don't know a thing about cricket, except it looks a bit like baseball.

    Oh my - - - you can SEE the intensity on the players' faces in that first photo!

    These are such interesting and educational cricket photos! Thank you

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  4. Cricket is a way of life in your country, is it not? :)

    Hard-to-See Shadows

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  5. I can feel a strong sense of community. Thanks for bringing this cricket game to us through these wonderful images.

    I'm visiting from SIMC.
    Be well.

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  6. These are terrific shadow shots and the video and movement is fantastic, Shiju! What a fun one for the day! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  7. I have no idea how to play this game but I've seen kids (and adults) have a blast at it.
    Happy SIMC, jj

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  8. Its a delight to watch galli cricket and how seriously the boys take it!

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  9. Very interesting, even for someone who has a hard time knowing what team won when she heard cricket results on BBC.

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  10. Wauu... lovely and interesting pictures. :-)

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  11. Wow, what a great shot & nice pic you are remind me my childhood playing cricket scene.

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  12. A grest series.
    Liked the "vaiters" best.
    Best whishes.

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/06/04/mandagstema-43/

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  13. I'd never heard of it before, they are focusing with such intensity! Glad to have seen it, thank you!

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  14. Beautiful pics. the players are so involved and emotionally charged. Galli cricket is such an innovation for those who cannot afford !

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  15. It is good to see that the sport is alive and well. It is when it is played in the back-streets that you can really tell that it is still cherished. Great pics.

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  16. Fantastic photos and caption. Bravo!

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  17. Nice pics with very suitable title.

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  18. Wonderful look at the sport in its popular form. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. You are so sophisticated in your presentations, Shiju. I saw cricket daily in the compound outside my room in Sahar Village in Mumbai. I loved the little guys best. They only got to play when the big boys didn't so they were up bright and early ( good thing I'm an early riser ). They were so sweet, calling under my window, "Aunty Carmen, come and watch us play". I put their picture in one of my blogs. I just loved those guys.

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  20. love these shots! I've never seen cricket played before so these are really interesting!

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  21. this is what my backyard looks on many days...except it is with a bat and a ball.....

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  22. This is a fun post. I've never seen cricket of any kind played. Interesting!

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  23. That's cool captures!!!

    Shantana

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  24. Especially love that first one. Great composition.

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  25. Fantastic photos ~ wonder how you did the movement of the game ~ Love the pic of the young ones waiting to play ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  26. The GIF animation is fantastic. You inspire me to learn new things.

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  27. What wonderful sport on the street shots. They really do show the intensity of the players involved. Love how you added the blue shirt back into your black and white shot. Thank you so much for sharing your work with Photo Art Friday.

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  28. Great shots. I love your use of selective color. The animation is really cool!

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  29. Great shot - Love the added touch of the blue shirt and it was fascinating watching the Animation of this street cricket.

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  30. Hey there! I found you via the blog hop and just added myself to your followers! Maybe you could follow back? :) Also I wanted to invite you to come enter a huge Steve Madden giveaway I'm having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much lady!
    Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/steve-madden-giveaway.html

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