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Jadeja’s talwaar-baazi and 9 other unique cricket celebrations

November 27, 2019

first_imgDay 4, Lord’s Test between India and England. Jimmy Anderson bowls to Ravindra Jadeja. The left-handed batsman swats the ball through the vacant mid wicket area for a single and completes his half century. What came after this was unique.In celebration, the 25-year-old batsman vigorously brandished his bat like a sword, slicing the air repeatedly. The act was reminiscent of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s celebration after he hit the winning six against Sri Lanka, to win the World Cup in 2011. The ‘talwaar baazi’ act, explained in detail by Jadeja later, at Lord’s on Sunday, drew a laugh from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the pavilion.Here are nine other such unique celebrations from the cricket pitch.Swann’s Sprinkler DanceThe England team joined Graeme Swann to do the ‘sprinkler’ dance after England beat Australia by an innings and 157 runs in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne at the MCG.Rawalpindi Express’ aeroplane runPakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar did a unique run with outspread arms after taking a wicket. It became a trademark celebration of the fast bowler.Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar did a unique run with outspread arms after taking a wicket. Pic by AllvoicesGangnam StyleWest Indies players are known for their wild celebrations on the cricket ground. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard were often seen dancing Gangnam style during the IPL this year.Bare Torso ActLondon, July 13, 2002: The Indian captain Sourav Ganguly bared his torso to bring down the benchmark decorum of the Lord’s cricket pavillion by a notch or two. India beat England by 2 wickets to win the NatWest ODI series.advertisementSreesanth’s Celebratory JigJanuary 9, 2007: The Indian fast bowler breaks into an impromptu dance after hitting South African bowler Andre Nel for a six.Baby ActRajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2013, Jaipur: Hyderabad Sunrisers’ Darren Sammy had recently become a new dad to a baby daughter. In the game, the West Indies’ captain tool out a baby pacifier tied around his neck and suck on it, after scoring a half century.Chicken DanceIreland’s Trent Johnston breaks into a chicken dance at the Chinnaswamy stadium after he caught and bowled Virender Sehwag in a World Cup game.Thanks VivWest Indies held up a handwritten note after scoring a  hundred. ‘Yea Viv Talk Nah’ said the note. Before the game, Sir Vivian Richards had severely criticised Ramdin for his batting.Shoe PhoneWest Indies spinner Dave Mohammad is known for his celebrations – especially the alligator roll and the shoe-phone act where takes off his shoes and pretended he is calling someone to tell the crowd that he has taken a wicket.last_img

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