#PinballCricket – Street cricket gets a makeover by Pepsi

​When it comes to the most favorite sport among kids & youth of Pakistan there’s no doubt that its cricket. During evenings & even late at night all our streets are bound to witness is a cricket match. Lack of playgrounds prompted street cricket & now it has become a norm. Each one of us has been a part of a gali cricket match either as a player or the one who gets to return the ball. *There goes the window glass and someone rings the doorbell, “Aunty ball agai hai”*

Perfectly encapsulating the essence of street cricket in Pakistan, Pepsi has released a unique video on social media. The pinball cricket concept literally blown me away with its 3D graphics and extremely entertaining use of lights and technology. This is definitely the coolest thing that has happened to a routine street cricket match. Those lights around the pitch and across the street to mark runs & out signs were so innovative & cool to see. Its like giving life to a boring event. What a transformation it was.

It makes the street cricketers extremely surprised & excited to see their street lit up with Neon lights & pinball along with the star appearance of Shoaib Malik. OMG!! The handsome hunk goes on to play a pinball cricket match on the street, right there & then(lucky dudes). This is where you get hooked to the video the most. It is like watching a futuristic cricket match. Loved the audio visual integration & beautiful execution of 3D projection. Spot on. 

The concept of pinball match and the appearance of superstar cricketer, Shoaib Malik soon took social media with a storm. Look at these tweets where people can’t contain their excitement. Shoaib Malik also hosted a AskMalik session for fans the same day. 

Pinball cricket is the new age cool gali cricket. Other is futuristic and fun. Good to see Pepsi going back to cricket as their theme. Hoping for more surprise pinball matches on our streets. 


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