What Does 'Bat Ka Grip' Mean? Sachin Tendulkar Saying 'Ae Vedya' Explained
The catchphrase "bat ka grip" has become increasingly popular in recent weeks, and is often used in relation to famous Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. But what does the phrase mean, and what is its connection to the cricket legend? Here is the history behind the viral voice message meme that sounds like Sachin Tendulkar saying, Ae vedya, bat ka grip nikalke na…
Where Does The Phrase "Bat Ka Grip" Come From?
In 2023, memes featuring a voice recording that sounds like Sachin Tendulkar began to proliferate. The dialogue in the memes was, "Ae vedya, bat ka grip nikalke na, seedha tere gaand me daal, hatt!" The audio originally emerged from a 2019 video posted by the YouTube channel "Shudd Desi Endings."
In 2023, the audio clip began to be used in various video memes spurred in part by the popularity of the 2023 Indian Premier League.
Why Did "Bat Ka Grip" Become A Meme?
In 2022, Sachin Tendulkar posted a video showing his technique for cleaning the grip on a cricket bat, where he removed the grip and runs the bat and the grip under running water to clean it. The video brought renewed interest to the viral audio that sounded like Tendulkar delivering an expletive-laden sentence.
Bats 🏏 & music 🎼 a combo for a lifetime!#CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/mVP83WNB3M
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 13, 2022
In May 2023, a meme page on Instagram edited the aforementioned video and spliced it with the viral meme audio, effectively kicking off the 2023 "bat ka grip" meme craze.
What Are Some "Bat Ka Grip" Memes?
For the full history of "bat ka grip," be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more information.
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