Three most iconic celebrations in the history of cricket
Australia’s shoey celebration inspired by F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has generated mixed reactions. While it has been appreciated in some corners, others did not find it amusing, including former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar who called it disgusting. So, it’s good time to remember five iconic celebrations which had the cricketing world talking.
Windies’ 2012 T20 World Cup celebration
It was their first T20 World Cup win and Windies made it a memorable one with a unique celebration. During the post-match celebration, Windies broke into Gangnam Style dance led by Universe Boss – Chris Gayle. One of the most fun celebrations you will ever see on a cricket field.
Pakistan’s push-up celebrations at Lord’s, 2016
Beating England at Lord’s in a Test calls for a celebration of a different kind. Paying tribute to their army, Pakistan players did army-style push-up after the win. The team had gone to an army boot camp before the start of the series and paid a fitting tribute to them.
Ganguly goes topless at Lord’s, 2002
This one has to top the list. India pulled off a remarkable chase against all odds at Lord’s with Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh playing the innings of their life. Ganguly decided to use this an opportunity to avenge Andrew Flintoff’s t-shirt swinging act in Mumbai. Dada took off his T-shirt in the balcony of Lord’s swung it wildly before rushing to jump on Kaif at the ground. Still remains the most famous celebration of all time.