So Sachin Tendulkar completed a hundred centuries yesterday, and the nation erupted in joy. In a country where every child is a future Sachin, we often come across the game being played at the most unexpected nooks and corners of our cities and villages. I scoured flickr for a few such images today, and here’s what I came up with! Some evocative photographs of the game being played by cricket enthusiasts in Delhi, who’ve turned every monument into a lovely backdrop for the game!
[For viewing the complete albums of the photographers, just click on the image and you’ll be redirected to their flickr accounts]
Cricket at Nizamuddin
At the park near India Gate
Cricket in the Delhi fog!
Galli cricket…a phenomenon we’ve all grown up with
At the historic Hauz Khas complex in south Delhi
Not even the grounds of the Qutb Minar were spared!
A game in the chaos of Old Delhi
At Hauz Khas again
At the Jama Masjid
And finally, some memories of the World cup celebration, 2011, when Delhiites went berserk with happiness!