Every Pakistani boy who has even a little bit of interest in cricket must have frolicked street cricket, at one fact or another in his lifetime. The game is invented as galli cricket in Pakistan as it is mainly played on providing accommodation in addition to other services streets in cities.
There are some characteristic terms used in the galli cricket which one will never hear in professional cricket, not either by the players or nor by a person who comments on event. Terms like ‘touch and go’ are occurring in galli cricket. It means just play the ball although running and stab to score a run whether the batsman hit the ball or not.
The ground-breaking galli cricketers of Pakistan are tremendously talented. Nonetheless, it is sad to notice that the imminent talent in our cricket seems to have a bleak prospect of our future. This is because of the shortage of cricket played in the streets these days, due to the deteriorating law and order situation. The streets of Pakistan have produced fabled players like Mohammad Yousuf who was founded chastely on raw talent when he made his entrance.
Cricket appears to have evolved quite a lot in the current years. There have been many new creations in shots and careening styles. Sometimes people like me are amazed at how some of the avant-garde deliveries and shots played by the batsman are enormously common in street cricket. There are some examples of such new creations in international cricket that have been used in galli cricket for period of ten years.
Pakistan can produce more heroes in the world of cricket and this is a platform that can make available for use that pathway. We have the having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future and it shines on the narrow streets of our cities and on the arid play area of our muhallahs of the street.