5 Weird celebrations by cricketers you probably missed
These unique acts might be popular, but their entertainment quotient can't be questioned.
Published - Mar 26, 2020 6:42 pm | Updated - Mar 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Entertainment- It’s one of the reasons behind the popularity of cricket. Players entertain with their brushed-up skills and keep the audience glued to the edge of their seats, more so after the inception of the T20 format. It’s also a sport where bowlers get few chances to show their glee.
Subsequently, they turn innovative in their celebrations, showing how much the moment means to them. From Imran Tahir’s marathon-running, Sheldon Cottrell’s grand salute, Hasan Ali’s bomb-explosion celebration to Ravindra Jadeja’s sword-swing, there have been a number of popular celebrations.
The videos of the same have also gone viral on the social media and even players have spoken about the reasons behind their celebrations. However, a few of those have somehow managed to go unnoticed.
In the article, let’s take a look at five weird celebrations one may not be aware of: –
1. Mushfiqur Rahim- The Dragon
Mushfiqur Rahim is currently Bangladesh’s all-time leading run-scorer in Tests. The 32-year-old accomplished the feat in the Tigers’ last match against Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Rahim scored an unbeaten 203 and then broke into celebrations.
Immediately after he cut Ainsley Ndlovu through point, he threw his hands and looked at the heavens, taking off his helmet. Then he posed like a dragon to express his ecstasy. Later, the Bogra-born said that the special celebration was for his son, who is fond of dragons.
The double century was also Mushfiqur’s third in Test cricket for Bangladesh after the ones in 2013 and 2018. Mushfiqur has had to face lots of flak for his ‘Naagin Dance’ celebrations, but the fact that he has been a gun batter can’t be denied.