If you grew up in India, there’s a strong chance that you’ve played gully cricket at some point in your life. Such is the passion for the sport in this country that we can make a cricket ground out of anything, be it building compounds, terraces or narrow lanes and streets. Fantasy sports platform Dream11, the title sponsor of IPL 2020, has attempted to capture India’s gully cricket culture in its latest series of TV ads. The endearingly funny commercials feature some of our biggest cricket stars struggling to cope with the ingenuities of gully cricket.
Here’s Rohit Sharma getting schooled on the most sacrosanct rule of gully cricket.
Pace ace Jasprit Bumrah learns about an indigenous concept, the mini over.
MS Dhoni discovers that a vehicle parked in the vicinity doubles up as a fielder.
The rules of catching are a bit different here, Shikhar Dhawan learns the hard way.
Rishabh Pant learns that the roof is an ally of the fielding team.
If you lose the ball you gotta pay, Hardik Pandya finds out.
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