Indian cricket is at its peak right now. Team India have been steamrolling each and every team they are playing against. And hence because of all the victories, the India cricketers have to celebrate more than any other team!
In order to not making the celebrations monotonous, Indian cricketers have been coming up with different celebration styles! So far in 2017, we have seen the ‘V’ celebration, Jat ji celebration. Now it’s time for dab celebration!
It came into prominence in 2015 to represent triumph. The Dab was demonstrated by Australian batsman Usman Khawaja after his century last year.
Dab isn’t a popular form of celebration only in cricket. It has been used by footballers as well. Cristiano Ronaldo’s dabbed as he congratulated his dad on winning a fourth career Ballon d’Or award. It has been shown by Paul Pogba on his Instagram account as well. Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard are also famous ‘dabbers’.
In the second test against Sri Lanka at Nagpur, the Indian cricketers were seen bringing out their dab moves. After scoring 610/6 in response to Sri Lanka’s 205 in first innings, the Indians bowled out Sri Lanka for a mere 166 thus winning comprehensively by innings and 239 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay were seen dabbing.
The Indians had started a ‘V’ trend in July this year. It was demonstrated by Shikhar Dhawan first when he got his 190 at Galle. Thereafter Hardik Pandya started using it. In October 2017 against New Zealand, the Indians brought out ‘Jatt ji’ celebration which involved patting lap in Kabaddi style.
Indian cricketers must be in a dilemma as to which celebration they should bring out after scoring a hundred or after winning the match. Well, but as of now, the word seems, ‘When in doubt, dab it out!’
– by Atharva Apte