Nazmul Islam’s Naagin dance added color and controversy to the Nidahas Trophy, making it one of the most dramatic Twenty20 tri-nation tournaments in the subcontinent. However, the knockout game against Sri Lanka went a tad offboard due to a few individuals who were later fined for misconduct. Dinesh Karthik, with a sensational last-ball six, took India to a tense win in the all-important finals against Bangladesh at the R Premadasa Stadium.
The Naagin Dance was introduced by left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam who made his debut against Sri Lanka in February 2018. Islam is a product of the Bangladesh Premier League. He was part of the Rajashi Kings and the Rangpur Riders. Islam was first seen doing the snake dance during his time with the Kings.
“Last year I played for Rajshahi Kings. Darren Sammy was the captain of Rajshahi then. During play, when I tried to do this snake celebration, Sammy pretended to be afraid. From then it all started. It’s a funny thing. After that, it continued, and thus it became a trademark celebration for me,” said Nazmul to the Dhaka Tribune.
Nazmul Islam continued to perform the Naagin celebration, every time he took a wicket on his debut T20 home series against Sri Lanka earlier this year. However, SL batsman Danushka Gunathilaka had the last laugh as the visitors swept Bangladesh away in their own backyard.
Bangladesh, in the Nidahas Trophy, outsmarted Sri Lanka and the hilarious snake dance was performed by both sides as the match swung back and forth. The Tigers had the last laugh on field but SL fans celebrated doing the dance when Dinesh Karthik broke millions of hearts with a flat last ball six.
We have narrowed down a few more hilarious celebrations from the world of cricket,
Sreesanth’s jig in 2007 Johannesburg Test
Andre Nel’s sledge had Sreesanth on fire as he followed up with a massive six down the ground. His reaction after the shot was absolutely priceless.
Imran Tahir’s famous sprint
Tahir’s classic sprint is one of the most iconic post wicket celebrations in the world of cricket.
Dwayne Bravo’s “Champions” dance
DJ Bravo’s champion song was part of the celebration when West Indies lifted the World Twenty20 few years ago.
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