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Parsi Cricketers In India I List Of Parsi Cricketers

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List Of Parsi Cricketers In India

1. Farokh Engineer

With his career spanning a decade and a half, he managed to play for India in 46 tests and 5 ODIs. Since the era wasn’t that of immense amount of cricket being played today, the number of matches played by him might sound less.

Nevertheless, he holds the record of being the last Parsi to have played for India.

2. Rusi Surti

He was also a contemporary of Farokh. Though his career ended before ODI format began. He like many Parsis was born in Gujarat but he also played for Rajasthan when it came to domestic cricket.

Surti passed away in 2013 because of a stroke while travelling to Mumbai.

3. Nariman Contractor

His career met a sorry end when a ball hit him at the back of his skull. Though he survived, India lost a test player. Nariman was born in Godhra, Gujarat and post retirement, he coaches at the CCI Academy in Mumbai. When the fateful injury happened, he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

4. Pahlan Umrigar

Yes, he is the player you were thinking about. Polly Umrigar was the first batsman to have made a double tonne in test format. The national under-15 trophy is named after him. His death on 7th November 2006 after his battle with lymph cancer.

5. Rusitomji Modi

He besides playing 10 tests also wrote a number of books about the sport. His death resulted after suffering from a heat attack at the Brabourne Stadium. In his limited career, his average ended up at an impressive 46.00 runs per innings.

Another worthwhile point to note about him is that his debut coincided with that of Vinoo Mankad and Vijay Hazare.

Conclusion

The contribution of Parsis to Indian cricket however minuscule in all is still worth talking about. It is also worthy to point out that at one time, they used to funnel contraband into China.

Nevertheless, maybe we will have more players from their community in the national team.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dream of every cricketer: The ultimate stage of a cricketer

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What is a Dream of every cricketer?

Cricket is the most popular game in the entire world. It is the dream of millions of people out there to become a cricketer. Cricket is a game of adventure, emotions, perseverance and hard work. Many people in their budding age dream to be successful cricketers. But, it is not easy to be a good cricketer as it requires a lot of hard work and patience.

There exists a very tough competition to become a cricketer. The craze of Cricket in the entire world and especially in India is pretty high. Many cricketers practice hard day and night to play International matches and the World Cup. It’s tough to make a place in the Indian cricket team as it requires excellent skills and consistent efforts.

Numerous players across India give their best every year to qualify for the Indian team. The road to selection in the national and then the international team is tough, and one has to overcome many obstacles to achieve success in cricket.

Being a cricketer comes with many perks, such as good income, respect, fame, and a tremendous social following. But it comes with responsibilities as well as challenges too. The road to being a successful cricketer is in itself a tiresome and challenging route. It’s a fantasy for every domestic cricketer to play in International matches for their respective teams. And players who play in International matches have the dream of representing their nation in the World Cup.

India has so many gems who ruled the cricket world like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Anil Kumble and Jasprit Bumrah. Many young players take inspiration to become a cricketer from these cricket legends. Some players also dream of becoming Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Youngsters need to pay more attention to cricket to achieve new heights in the cricket world faster. They can fulfil their dream only with consistency and rigorous dedication.

The dream of every cricketer revolves around following four major phases. Let’s unveil a little about them-

From school or college team to domestic team

The first and the primary step in every cricketer’s life begins when they discover an interest in the game, particularly in school and college. It’s a time where the players can enhance their skills. A player can improve his weaker points in school or college days and can work upon their skills. They should work hard to play in domestic matches.

Domestic cricket, such as the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Duleep trophy etc., opens the way to the National cricket team for a cricketer. Every cricketer gives his best on the field to reach the domestic level. Cricketers should take care of their health from the beginning of their career with the help of a healthy and balanced diet because this way, they can unravel a long journey in the cricket area.

They should do exercise every day to remain fit and agile and maintain consistent performance on the ground. They should practice more in nets for a better experience. During the phases of the domestic games and city tournaments, cricketers must learn, evolve and practice hard.

From domestic to national selections

After reaching the domestic level, pressure increases on the player to get selected for the National cricket team. Players have to struggle a lot to get a chance to play in the National team. They have to continue their good form throughout their career. National matches are essential as they determine whether a player is fit for international matches or not.

National realm to international team selections

Once players get their place in the National team, then they aim to qualify for international cricket. They have the pressure to play well against their opponent in every match to be further promoted to International cricket. If they don’t play well, they get demoted to the domestic level again. So it’s essential to secure their position in their respective teams.

Competition gets more challenging daily; players have to increase their level to remain at the top. It requires a terrific personality to play in Internationals as we are representing our countries with us. It’s a prime duty of every player to help his team in winning the matches. It’s not a joke to play international cricket; it requires confidence and skills to act up. Players should also have a good command of their English as it is the most accustomed language around the globe.

The real game begins with world cup selections- The ultimate stage of every cricketer’s dream.

Every cricketer’s dream is to play in the grandest stage of cricket- the World cup, which happens every four years. Every cricketer wishes to play in the Cricket World Cup once in their career. Playing in the world cup is a dream come true moment for cricketers.

But not everyone can reach this stage easily as the cricket board of India; the BCCI, sets numerous standards for the selection process. Only a handful of cricketers can pass all the phases and play in the world cup as it is the most crucial stage to represent the country in the global realm.

Dream of playing in the World Cup will remain a dream if the player doesn’t perform well in international cricket. Cricketers have to keep hustling every day to maintain their position in the team.

It’s not that easy to qualify in the World Cup because there are many players on the list who are trying their best for several years and striving to create their position in the Indian cricket squad. Coaches determine the potential of a cricketer and give them correct advice, which helps them overcome their weak points. Cricketers should remain on the top of the charts to make their position in the Cricket World Cup.

Conclusion

So this was all about the dreams of cricketers. They work hard to achieve these milestones in their cricket career, which is worth appreciating. Most importantly, a player’s personality describes how they handle fame and success without any degradation in their performance. They need the right attitude to deal with all these different phases of a cricketing career.

 

 

 

 

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Which Indian Cricketer Has The Most Haters? I Cricketfile

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Which Indian Cricketer Has The Most Haters? MS Dhoni is the most hated as well as the most popular Indian cricketer as of now. While many know of him as Captain Cool from the time period of his captaincy, the reasons for people hating him aren’t that difficult to understood.

Reasons For Him Being So

1. Defensive Approach

His approach towards acting as a captain has always been defensive. Though this might make him look as someone who takes well thought decisions, this has also resulted in games being lost most particularly in away test matches.

This isn’t the case when we talk about Virat Kohli. Though he has his own set of problems to deal with.

2. The Team Not Performing Well In Major Tournaments Post 2011

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup win was monumental, but after that, it seemed that the ‘Dhoni Magic’ has died down.

3. Going All Out Against Veteran Players Initially

His decision to get players like Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and VVS laxman dropped during initial phase of his captaincy faced a lot of heat and some of the loyal fans of such legendary cricketers hate Dhoni to this day.

Trolls That Don’t Really Need A Reason

Trolls as usual leave no stone unturned to trigger MSD fanatics with their nasty memes or comments. While they do this for attention, fans jump onto the bandwagon and the saga of replies begins. For those who are fans of him and those who aren’t, enjoy shows like these. Why? Because they are FREE.

Conclusion

While it is true that social media has ensured that memes and jokes go viral in a matter of hours, one needs to be a responsible Dhoni hater. Ashok Dinda was trolled to the point where he had to show his stats to put a full-stop to the debate. Innocent fun should be the norm and not brutal trolling.

 

 

 

 

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Cricket Jokes I Cricket Jokes In Hindi & English

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Jokes On Ground Aren’t Enough

Back in the day, Inzmam-Ul-Haq getting runout was a joke that everybody was familiar with. But wait, that isn’t the only one you should know and laugh about. Let’s take a look at them in various languages.

Cricket Jokes In Hindi

  1. Asli dukh kya hota hai koi kisi CSK ke bowler se pucho, agar wo wicket leta hain to bhi commentator uska shrey Dhoni ko de deta hain. “Dhoni ki strategy kaam aai. Isiliye to ham kehte hain ki Maahi ke karan hi wicket nikalte hain.”
  2. Ek baar BCCI se ek cricket fan ne nivedan kiya ki wo koshish karein ki matches Rajasthan main karaye. Pucho kyun? Kyunki wahan baarish to dur hawa bhi nahi chalti.
  3. Ek baar ek patni ne apne pati ko dhamki dete huye kahan ki kyunki wo cricket match jyada dekhte hain isiliye wah ghar chodh kar jaa rahi hain hain, iss par pati ne kahan ki “pahli baar pairo ka sahi istemaal karte huye aaj yahan par”.
  4. Ek baar Pakistan ke ek Khiladi bola ki hamari team se baki sari teams darti hain. Iss par kisi na kahan ki darengi nahi to kya karengi, tum ball ki jagah aur hi fek do kya pata.
  5. Waise pitch ke halat par toss ke baad ka decision apni jagah hain par aaj bhi jab kisi gali ya muhelle main koi toss jitta hain to wo kabhi bhi batting nahi chodta hain.
  6. Virat kohli jiss tarah se RCB ke liye batting karta hain uss hisab se yahi lag raha hain ye Vijay Mallya ka sara loan apne hathon se hi chukana chahta hain.

Cricket Jokes In English

  1. Why didn’t players of a team listen to their captain? Because he was fielding at the silly point.
  2. Why do those who aren’t great fielders don’t fall sick? Because they never catch anything.
  3. Why do some cricket grounds feel cooler than others? Because they have better quality ‘fans’.
  4. When a guy’s wife said that she would leave him if he didn’t deal with his cricket addiction. He then made a timeout sign. Last I heard he was living on the streets.
  5. Why are most batsmen so good at ironing clothes? Because they have been spotting the crease all their life.
  6. What is a bird that all cricketers are afraid of? Duck.

India Pakistan Cricket Jokes

  1. Just like the Sun cannot rise from the west, similarly Pakistan cannot defeat India in ICC cricket world cup.
  2. Just in that the English instructor who was supposed to teach Pakistani cricketers had to be hospitalized. Apparently, she fainted after hearing Umar Akmal’s English.
  3. Once a Pakistani cricketer asked his captain regarding how to prepare against Rohit making a double century. The captain replied that since we are batting first, we will all get all-out on 190.

Conclusion

So, these were the various types of jokes as per languages to make you smile, giggle or laugh. Do let us know if you think we should add a joke that you know about in the comments section. And last but not the least, those who share and create such jokes should be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

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Cricketers Who Were Engineers | Did You Know? I Cricketfile

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Introduction

There was a time when engineers would limit themselves to their field of study, which is engineering. But today, this isn’t the case. While many of them have shone in fields like photography and writing, there are those who became famous cricketers.

List Of Cricketers Who Were Engineers

1. R Ashwin

The 6 feet tall spinner from Chennai boasts a BTech degree in Information Technology from SSN College of Engineering. Though it should be noted that his cricketing zeal began much earlier at the St. Bede’s School.

You will also be pleasantly surprised to know that before becoming a spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin used to bowl as a medium pacer during his school time.

2. Javagal Shrinath

While Srinath’s retirement came after the 2003 World Cup, he displayed his interest in the game from his early childhood.

He graduated with a BE degree from the SJCE Institute in Mysore, Karnataka. Post retirement, he also became a match referee after being selected for the same by the ICC.

3. Anil Kumble

While he was born in Karnataka, his parents originally hail from the Kasaragod district in Kerala. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from RVCE Institute. Many of his fondly remember his ten-wicket haul at the Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. This happened in February 1999.

Many don’t know but his fellow bowler bowled in such a way so that Kumble would be the one who would take the 10th wicket.

Conclusion

So, these cricketers do tell us that becoming a cricketer doesn’t imply that one has to give all his time to the sport itself. However, passion and dedication without a doubt plays a huge role in ensuring one’s place in the playing XI of the Indian team.

But do ensure that you do what you like while putting in your 100% behind it. That is what it takes to become successful in a given field.

 

 

 

 

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Who Is The Cutest Cricketer In India? Is There One Or Many?

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Introduction

Being cute might sound cliché, but it is still something that matters to a lot of people. Yes, if this hadn’t been the case, what would you be doing here in the first place. Nevertheless, let’s talk about the contenders for this title Who Is The Cutest Cricketer In India.

Possible Answers To Who Is The Cutest Cricketer In India

1. Virat Kohli

Without a doubt someone who is good looking and smart. Virat Kohli’s batting style and performance further increases his ‘cuteness’ quotient. While he is known for his aggression on the ground while playing, his Instagram page conveys a totally different picture with him looking candid with his family.

2. KL Rahul

Don’t judge him by his smart looks, KL Rahul is a nightmare for bowlers as well. As a wicketkeeper batsman, his performance in IPL 2020 had been phenomenal to say the least. One of the stars in Indian cricket, he is currently in a relationship with Athiya Shetty.

3. Hardik Pandya

Pandya brothers and their meteoric rise is strange to no one. Hardik Pandya though gained notoriety after the Koffee With Karan fiasco. His fitness with his confidence and jolly nature is what has gained him a spot in this list.

4. Rohit Sharma

Yes, people do mock Rohit Sharma for his alleged fitness issues but we should all remember that it is he who has went beyond the 200 run mark in ODI a record 3 times. His seriousness and his innocent looks besides his calm and composed nature does ensure that makes it here.

Conclusion

Yes, looking good might be the norm, but feeling bad about your looks isn’t the way to go ahead. However, one must always note that being a good person is what that matters at the end of the day. Do let us know which one of these as per you is the cutest cricketer in India.

 

 

 

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Youngest Player In IPL 2021 | Who Is He? I Cricketfile

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Akash Singh is the Youngest Player In IPL 2021. He was Born on 26th April 2002, Akash was born in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. He is a left-hand bowler who has also been a part of the Rajasthan squad in domestic cricket.

Domestic Career

While he made his T20 debut in 2019, he had to wait until 2021 to play in the List A format. As of now, he has played 3 List A games and 2 T20 matches. In both the formats, he has taken 2 wickets each.

In IPL

He plays for the franchise that represents his home state of Rajasthan. Becoming part of the Royals wasn’t as plain and simple for him though. He was bought before the 2020 auctions but then the management decided to release him before the next one.

But in February 2021, he was once again purchased by RR before the 2021 edition of the league began.

Social Media

His Instagram handle is @akkionfire and he currently boasts more than 18 thousand followers. As for social work, he is associated with Indian division of UNICEF (United Nations And Children’s Education Fund) as per his bor.

You can also catch his candid, training and practice moments and those who are his fans can also contact the email address shared by him.

What Next Is Waiting For Him?

Given the immense opportunities that a great performance in IPL might offer to him, it is imperative that he does his best when given a chance.

List of Other Young Players In IPL 2021

  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti (21)
  • Devdutt Padikkal (20)
  • Ravi Bishnoi (20)
  • Abdul Samad (19)

FAQs

Who is the youngest player in IPL 2021?

Akash Singh

Where is Akash Singh from?

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

What is Akash Singh’s full name?

Akash Maharaj Singh

When was Akash Singh born?

26th April 2002

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Cricket Movies In Telugu I Watch Telugu Cricket Movies

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Unrealistic action aren’t what Telugu movies all about. They too have emotional and aesthetic appeal in a huge majority of them. Cricket too is a subject that the industry has thoroughly covered with the movies that we are about to discuss.

List Of Cricket Movies In Telugu

1. Jersey

A father who was once a cricketer goes on to play the sport again in his late 30s to ensure that he can gift his jersey to his son as a gift. The reason, he wants to ensure that his son’s wish can come true.

2. Dear Comrade

While in most movies, it is about the life of a guy cricketer and his personal life, in Dear Comrade, things are quite the other way around. There is a woman cricketer who has fallen in love with a guy with anger issues. This creates issues in their relationship and the movie revolves around that aspect.

3. Dhoni

Like any other Indian parent, Kartik’s father wants him to pursue higher education (MBA in this case) while Kartik wants to become like Dhoni. Will he be able to pursue what he likes or will he end up in an IIM?

4. Appatlo Okadundevadu

Somewhat of a dark tale, it involves an aspiring cricketer getting his dreams of representing destroyed as a result of being on the bad books of a police officer. But he takes a different path and explores the world of crime (which isn’t recommended to anyone reading this).

Conclusion

We hope that these plots have motivated to appreciate what industries in local languages. That is how we can ensure that we don’t simply mock people based on our preconceived notions.

Do let us know movies in your mother tongue related to cricket that others too can watch and enjoy and perhaps even appreciate as they should.

 

 

 

 

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Belinda Clark Player Profile I Australian Women Cricketer

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About Belinda Clark

Belinda Jane Clark is an Australian former right-hand batswoman cricketer, and her hometown is in Newcastle, New South Australia. Her mother was a tennis player. Belinda Clark  has played international cricket for the Australian team for a very long period. Miss Clark took the Australian team to new heights with his captaincy.

Clark is one of the most successful players in the Australian team. She scored a double century in an ODI against Denmark, which is her cricket career’s best achievement. Belinda Clark has been honoured with many awards like the Australian Sports Medal, Centenary Medal, and many more. Clark is also one of the youngest players to score a century.

Belinda Clark played her first ODI match on 17 January 19991 against New Zealand. She also owns the highest career batting average of (47.49) in Women’s One-Day Internationals. Belinda Clark is a right-hand batswoman and right-arm off-break bowler and has created many glorious moments for her team.

She also holds the record of scoring 919 runs in 15 matches, and she is well known for her doubleton, which she had scored against Denmark in 1997. Even Sachin Tendulkar took more than a decade to break this record. Clark has an extraordinary cricket career. She is one of the oldest captains of the Australian team.

She has played 188 matches in ODIs for her team and scored 4844 runs with the batting average of 47.49 with five hundred and thirty half-centuries.

Belinda took the women’s division of the Australian team on another level when she scored a double hundred. When she captained the Australian women’s team, the winning ratio was 80% for more than ten years. Now, Belinda Clark trains young girls and helps them to build confidence and develop their skills in cricket.

Belinda Clark 200

Belinda Clark is a terrific Australian cricketer. She debuted in ODIs on 17 January 1991 against New Zealand. She is one of the most successful cricketers in the cricket world. She holds the record of crossing the mark of 200 in an ODI against Denmark in Mumbai. She also holds the record of playing the most matches as a captain for the Australian Women’s Cricket team.  Her overall cricket career has been fantastic.

Belinda Clark scored 229 runs in just 155 bowls in a Women’s World Cup match against Denmark on 16 December 1997. She was unbeatable throughout the innings with a strike rate of 147.74 and helped her team in setting the target of a total of 412 runs. Miss Clark managed to secure the victory by a massive number of 363 runs by beating the European team.

Clark was the first woman to achieve the milestone of 200+ runs in an ODI. Clark shocked everyone by her terrifying innings of 229 runs, and this was the most significant achievement of Belinda Clark in her overall career. She made her 200+ innings more elegant with 22 boundaries. Belinda is the only player to score double a hundred in the 1900s.  This was the turning point of Belinda’s career.

She always gave her best on the field and was one of the hard-working players. Miss Clark has set an example that nothing is impossible with her double hundred if you dare to do that work with your full dedication. She is also an inspiration for many young players. In 1998 Belinda Clark was also named Wisden Australia Cricketer of the year. She played for the Australian cricket team from 1991 to 2005. Belinda Clark is also known as one of the greatest female cricketers ever in history.

Belinda Clark Retirement

Belinda Jane Clark, born on 10 September 1970 is one of the best cricketers we could ever have. She has accomplished numerous glorious records in her overall career.  Clark is best known for the double century she made against Denmark in 1997 in Mumbai.

Not even a single man or woman in cricket could break her double century record in the 1900s. Belinda has played the most number of matches as captain in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. Her mother is also linked with a sports background, and she also encouraged Belinda Clark to be a cricketer.

Belinda Clark announced her retirement on 16 September 2005 from all formats of cricket. She bid adieu after having a remarkable career in cricket. And, further, she prepared herself to become the Manager of Commonwealth Bank Centre of Excellence, situated in Brisbane, Australia. Clark played her last ODI against England on 1 September 2005.

Clark played 118 matches and scored a total of 4844 runs in ODIs with a batting average of 47.49. Belinda has scored many centuries throughout her career and always troubled her opponent team with her experience and skills.

Miss Clark has always encouraged her teammates, showed them the right path in her captaincy and snatched victory from the opponent team many times.  She played her last test match on 24 August 2005 against England. Clark has played 15 test matches and scored 919 runs with a batting average of 45.95.

Belinda Clark has played many match-winning knocks for her team, including many centuries and half-centuries. Belinda stated in an interview that she is very excited about the new phase of her life. She has earned fame and enormous respect in the cricket era. Clark has created many historic moments in cricket and achieved many feats in the cricket world.

Records & Achievements

Belinda Jane Clark is an Australian right-handed batswoman and former captain of Australia’s women’s team. She has been a part of international cricket from 1991 to 2005. Miss Clark has left a significant impact on the women’s cricket division. Clark captained the women’s cricket team from the year 1994 to her retirement till 2005, which is quite an extended period.

She has also been awarded Wisden Australia Cricketer of the year in 1998. She also captained Australian Women’s team in test cricket. The most significant record of her career was when Clark scored a double hundred against Denmark in Mumbai. Then, Belinda became the only player to cross the 200+ mark in an ODI in the 1900s. She scored 229 runs in just 155 deliveries.

Belinda holds the record of playing the most number of matches as a Captain for any team. Clark scored a century in her test match debut, and she has played 15 test matches in which she scored 919 runs. Belinda holds many records in different formats of cricket. Under her captaincy, Australian Women’s team touched new heights of success. Belinda Clark has maintained her legacy in the cricket world. Her achievement and records in the cricket world are worth appreciable.

Is Belinda Clark married?

Belinda Clark’s marital status is single. She is not dating anyone, nor the phenomenal sportswoman married to anyone. She also doesn’t like to share about her personal life in public and she always tries to keep it private.

 

 

 

 

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Best Indian Cricket Songs I Indian Cricket Songs

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Songs are ubiquitous in urban life in India. You can hear them at the local dukandaar and even at the barber’s shop. But yes, there are Indian cricket songs that are just fabulous.

Best Indian Cricket Songs List

1. Aashayein

No discussion about any type of cricket songs is complete without this one. While this was featured in Iqbal, it is all about hope. Yes, Asha in Hindi means hope and the name of song personifies that spirit of being hopeful about dreams that might seem impossible for the time being.

It is played as a dance song in schools and colleges too and is a must listen for everybody irrespective whether one is a cricket fan or not.

2. Har Gully Main Dhoni Hain

MSD’s biopic is the movie from which this one has been taken from. The lyrics tell us in a literal and metaphorical sense that yes, there is a MSD in every street of India.

Many cricketers today hail from middle class or lower middle class background and it draws our attention to that. Being connected to one’s roots and beginnings is also worthwhile lesson that one can take from it.

3. Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo

The sheer energy that the KKR’s anthem brings to anyone with its lyrical meaning combined with the musical overtune is just not enough. Humming it in your mind is something that can energize anyone and listening to it is an experience.

The essence and the meaning is do, fight and win. That’s all it is all about.

4. De Ghumake

Those who have followed the 2011 World Cup might recall it. Do listen to it and you will understand while it has managed to make its way into the list. Yes, India won the 2011 World Cup but the song has been forgotten by almost all. There were many other things that got ‘viral’ (in today’s sense) back then.

Do let us know in the comments if you remember any of them. Hint: One was the famous ‘Dil Scoop’ advertisement.

 

 

 

 

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