The evolving sport of cricket has seen bowlers have unique celebrations after taking a wicket, unlike in the ’70s or ’80s. Legendary bowlers like Dale Steyn and Brett Lee were amongst the first to embrace the art of having unique celebrations. Many bowlers in the present day have a variety of special celebrations.
The players will not be shy in expressing themselves on the field. The world cup will miss iconic celebrations of players like Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle. Let’s look at some celebrations to look forward to in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
#4 Ebadot Hossain
The Bangladeshi pacer celebrates with a salute after picking a wicket in any match. The salute is a tribute to Bangladesh Air Force and is still a part of it.
He revealed that a celebration was never a part of his plans, and Mahmudullah Riyad’s idea was to bring this. This salute has now become synonymous with him.
#3 Tabraiz Shamsi
He is an enthusiastic celebrator after picking up a wicket. South Africa‘s Tabraiz Shamsi cricketer has a variety of celebrations, but one which associates him with his shoe celebration.
He has also mentioned that his celebration isn’t intended to disrespect the batter. This World Cup edition will see him do this celebration quite a few times.
#2 Wanindu Hasaranga
Hasaranga copies his favourite footballer, Neymar Jr’s celebration after picking up a wicket which he revealed in this year’s edition of the IPL. He was celebrated the same way even in this world cup edition.
When he dismissed the Namibian captain, Gerhard Erasmus, given that Sri Lanka has qualified for the Super 12s stage of the T20 World Cup, we expect him to do this more often.
#1 Shaheen Shah Afridi
After taking a wicket, the pacer blows a kiss before putting his hands up in the air. He bids farewell to the batter with this celebration. A few have criticised his celebration, including Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, who has told him to celebrate less and pick more wickets.
Even after he made the statement, Afridi didn’t change and continued celebrating similarly.