Curated By: Purvi Khemani
Last Updated: October 02, 2023, 13:02 IST
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made a significant impact on social media, capturing the attention of users with its remarkable creative capabilities. Time and again, it has astounded the internet by enabling the expression of ideas and stories through illustrations, bringing imaginative visualizations to life. This powerful tool has even been used to craft portraits, and recently, it was used to envision popular Indian cricketers from a bygone era, the 1950s. This unexpected flashback has taken the online community by storm, going viral on Reddit and leaving everyone fascinated.
Posted on the subreddit ‘IndianArtAI’ by Redditor @anshuwuman, the video portrays the cricketers in an authentic black-and-white style. It commences with Kohli sporting a clean look with a French beard and slicked-back hair, followed by Rohit Sharma exuding his captain-like aura in a coat. Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears almost unrecognizable, and Hardik Pandya bears a striking resemblance to former American President Barack Obama.
Even Shubman Gill appears radically transformed. The video concludes with Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Ravindra Jadeja sporting rather unconventional looks.
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Soon, the video quickly went viral, sparking a flurry of comments from intrigued viewers. Many were left pondering who these cricketers now resembled, adding an element of mystery to the spectacle. One user remarked, “Is third one MSD ? Btw kl Rahul was the best among them,” while another speculated, “Virat Kohli looks like Siddharth Nigam and KL Rahul looks like Bhuvan Bam,” commented another. “Rohit and Shubhman look damn cool.” A third user simply praised the cool appearances of Rohit and Shubhman.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time AI has made waves with its imaginative renderings of Indian cricketers. Previously, AI-generated images of these famous players as toddlers went viral across social media platforms. These digital creations featured baby versions of the cricketers, complete with some still sporting their signature beards and mustaches. From Kohli to Dhoni, all the cricketing stars were part of this viral thread, bearing the caption, “Indian Cricketers Toddler AI-Generated.”
It seems that AI artists have a special affinity for cricketers, don’t you agree?