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#almostcricket, Chak De India

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

The first song that comes to my mind — correction — our minds when we think of cheering the Indian cricket team

  1. Chak De India

The second song that comes to my mind — correction — our minds when we think of cheering the Indian cricket team

  1. Chak De India

The search result that shows up when you key in the words (please, try; I am not making this up)

  1. India sport song

  2. India chak de sport song

  3. Zinda, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

  4. Ziddi Dil, Mary Kom

  5. Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire

  6. Workout and Gym Mashups

The irony of it

  1. All of the above have nothing to do with cricket, just like this series, #almostcricket

  2. We are yet to declare cricket as either a religion or the National Game of India (Hockey is the National Game of India, incase, you missed that question in the GK class)

  3. Chak De India is played on every other occasion too — at weddings, night clubs, and was often played during the pandemic to get India to fight Covid-19 (for, beating plates in the balconies wasn’t a standalone effective cure)


  1. SRK can sell anything — even cricket when called hockey

  2. Chak De India is the Happy Birthday of the sports world, we all know the lyrics to it and it fits in every party

Tell me: What do you want to read next or don’t? Just send over a gift card. I am also now open to collaborating for exposure. Have you participated in the ongoing competition to win F&B vouchers? Head here: to win

I was not kidding about the latter, so here you go.

Read this post to win!

Note on collaboration for exposure: Mr Toad’s, Dubai’s go-to destination for big-screen sports action and great F&B deals has launched ‘Championships at the Pad’, with bargain packages of food and drinks to celebrate the Cricket World Cup. With an international snack menu reflecting classic cuisine from participating teams, Championships at the Pad has food from AED30, with platters of four different dishes for AED109, washed down with an all-day happy hour with hops, grapes, and spirits from just AED25.

What will you win? Five of you will win vouchers for Dh200/each from Mr. Toad’s, which will be valid at their outlets at Al Jaddaf, Dubai Investments Park, Garhoud, and Dubai Silicon Oasis.

How will you win? Do you know the drill?

  • Like and follow @mrtoadsme and @purvagr to qualify

  • Next, tag three of your friends, mentioning which Mr, Mrs, Miss, and Ms the individual is from the list on the column on the website and why in the comments on socials or the portal. Bonus points: If you come up with another ‘stereotype’. And yes, keep the game on as you can participate multiple times (with different players, of course)

  • Sit back and keep reading, playing, and praying your team wins until then.

Rewind to how it all started (and support if you want it to last)

A hashtag I am happy to use

P.S.: I hope to write for 7 days until the CWC 2023 kickstart, so if you want to suffer (with me) keep coming back here for daily doses of what for now and for the lack of a better name I am calling my #notaboutcricket project, #almostcricket. If you’re into the LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to the FREE PLAN (damn!!) way of living then, of course, you can do that too. I also accept gift cards, just saying. Reach me at


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