The Indian Premier League (IPL) started in the year 2008, but there was a time when famous Bollywood stars from over 50 years back play cricket IPL style. The actors include the likes of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Jeevan, Kesto Mukerjee, Mehmood, Shashi Kapoor, Rajender Kumar, Nargis, Tanuja, Shobha Khote and others. In this rare black and white video, one can see the batsmen playing stylish shots and fielding as well. According to a Facebook post, this match was a charity match and the money accumulated from this would go to those affected by drought in Maharashtra. According to CricLife, this match was played in 1962 at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. READ: A ‘Bollywood’ cricket XI

In the ongoing IPL, the problems faced in Maharashtra are similar and as a result all matches that were scheduled to be played in Maharashtra were ordered by the Bombay High Court to be shifted to another state. As a result, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) will play their home matches at Jaipur and Vizag respectively. The teams were captained by Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, who were the captains of the two sides.

In the above video, we can see thousands of spectators gathered around cheering the superstars on. The actors too seem to be laughing around and having a good time. In the 0s, there was no limited-overs cricket, but things have changed 50-plus years on, with in inclusion of 0ne-dayers, which is a 50-over a side match and also the T20s, where both sides play 20 overs each.