Ode to the master blaster | Cricket in the alleys of Delhi

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

afternoon cricket

At the park near India Gate

Just Cricket

Cricket in the Delhi fog!

Galli cricket…a phenomenon we’ve all grown up with

Alley Cricket

At the historic Hauz Khas complex in south Delhi

cricket game at Haus Kaus

Not even the grounds of the Qutb Minar were spared!

Playing cricket with the Qutub Minar in the background

A game in the chaos of Old Delhi

Cricket pitch in Old Delhi

At Hauz Khas again

Good Shot

At the Jama Masjid

Cricket Match

And finally, some memories of the World cup celebration, 2011, when Delhiites went berserk with happiness!

The day India won..

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2 Comments Add yours

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thanks, but no credit to me really 🙂 Hunted these down on flickr!

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