So potent are these gaalis that every captain is thinking to move the “gully” fielder a little closer to the batsmen so that he can give better gaalis. Of course, gully will be renamed gaali position after that. Accordingly, large-mouths like Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh were bid for much higher amounts in the IPL auctions than players having much better records such as Muralidharan.
So one can say that gaalis in cricket are here to stay. After all, the gaalis offer a great opportunity for advertisers to do product placement. So instead of Harbhajan saying “Tere muh me keede pade” (may vermins infest thy mouth); he can be sponsored to say “Tere muh me keede pade, aur mere muh me Pepsi” (…. May Pepsi infest my mouth). Since each gaali by a player remains in the media for over a month, companies like Pepsi can use these gaalis as a very effective and cheap promotion tool to reach a global audience.
Therefore to promote these gaalis, the Indian cricket board, BCCI, should be showing
Exciting times are coming, let the First Amendment rule.