Michael Vaughan Plays Gully Cricket In Mumbai: Embracing Local Culture
By CricShots - Apr 3, 2024 7:18 pm
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Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan is currently immersing himself in the vibrant culture of India during the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024). Vaughan’s social media feed has been filled with glimpses of his experiences in the country, from getting his beard trimmed at a local barber shop in Mumbai to playing gully cricket with kids in the suburbs.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan playing gully cricket

In a recent post, Vaughan shared videos of his cricketing exploits with the local children, accompanied by playful commentary. He also took a light-hearted jab at the Indian pitches, known for their lack of bounce, a characteristic often lamented by foreign players.

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Michael Vaughan tweeted, “Loved playing with the kids in #Mumbai… similar pitch to the Test pitches #India.” In another tweet, he humorously remarked on the informal rules of gully cricket, stating, “Kids just so happy to play the game anywhere in #Mumbai… surely it should be one hand one bounce off the motorbike… #India.”



Michael Vaughan’s active presence on social media caught the attention of Rajasthan Royals, who appointed him as their head of social media for the remainder of IPL 2024. Vaughan proudly announced the news with a selfie in front of the iconic Gateway of India, sporting a Rajasthan Royals jersey.

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“So pleased to have signed for the biggest franchise @rajasthanroyals to become head of social media… Watch this space for great content,” Michael Vaughan tweeted, expressing his excitement for the new role.


As Michael Vaughan continues to engage with fans and share his experiences in India, his appointment as the head of social media for Rajasthan Royals promises to bring fresh and engaging content to IPL enthusiasts worldwide.