Unusual celebrations by cricketers from the Indian subcontinent

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 11, 2018, 11:03 AM(IST)

Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay doing the dab.(Instagram) Photograph:( Others )

In the old days, when world cricket was in its infancy, celebrations used to be minimal. A handshake perhaps and a few claps.

Nowadays of course cricketers burst into more extravagant celebratory routines. 

Here is a list of five unusual celebrations by the cricketers from the Indian subcontinent: 

Sreesanth's Dance

Sreesanth hit a six to Andre Nel during a Test match on South Africa tour and celebrated by dancing. There is a backstory to the whole saga that took place on that day.

Sreesanth was taunted by the South African fast bowler Andre Nel calling him ‘scared’ and a ‘rabbit’ and Sreesanth retaliated by breaking into his famous dance after he hit Andre Nel for a six.

Shoaib Akhtar's jet plane or 'flying' celebration

Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar followed every wicket of his with his iconic 'flying' celebration which saw him run with his arms up wide like a bird.

On Aug 9, 2017, Akhtar took to Twitter to recount the reason behind this celebration.

He posted a picture of him celebrating a wicket and captioned it saying: "Celebration after talking wicket bcoz I wanted to be a fighter pilot more I have endless love for jets."

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Push-ups by the Pakistani team

Press-ups (or push-ups) took off as a unique way for Pakistan's cricket team to celebrate following a Test against England in July 2016, when Misbah himself first dropped to the ground to flex his muscles.

 

The Dab celebration by Team India

Taking a leaf out of the book of footballers, the Indian Cricket Team has made it a part of their celebrations.

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Mushfiqur Rahim's Naagin dance

On hitting the winning runs during Nihadas Trophy's 3rd T20I, Mushfiqur couldn't control his emotions and he jumped, screamed, fist-pumped and broke into a little gig. 

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