The unique wicket-taking celebration by a bowler has become a recent trend in the cricketing world. Different celebration styles by bowlers have been witnessed in cricket world.
Wahab Riaz is one of those cricketer who is known for his mysterious celebration. Last year in Pakistan Super League Wahab Riaz comes up with moustache celebration. Wahab used to tweak his moustache while celebrates a wicket.
That new mustache look of Wahab Riaz got a-lot of attention. The look was inspired by former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Wahab Riaz has also admitted that he is inspired by his bowling hero Mitchell Johnson.
The response from fans on his moustache celebration was negative and most of the people rated it boring and not impressed.
This year, Wahab Riaz is back with an all-new mysterious (and quite scary!) celebration in the ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League.
Wahab Riaz who is the most successful PSL bowler seems to be scrambling some invisible enemies this time around with an imaginary sword.
Wahab’s celebration, which was pretty similar to Undertaker, a WWE wrestler. He made a cross sign with his left hand and then made a gesture of finishing someone.
Here’s the video of his celebration:
According to Wahab Riaz, it’s him drawing an imaginary cross to indicate he’s crossed off yet another batsman from his list and added him to his wickets tally.
“My goal is to take a lot of wickets, and I’m crossing off each wicket [from my list],” the fast bowler told Geo.
“There should be entertainment. It’s a league, so I’m taking advantage of the opportunity. Every bowler should have a way or another to celebrate.”
Wahab pointed out that T20 cricket “is a bit harsh on the fast bowlers. So when a bowler gets someone out, they should celebrate to show their happiness.” “I’m not out to offend anyone,” he added.
Earlier, Shaheen Shah Afridi tried to simulate him in mock revenge during the Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars match on Sunday.
Who slayed it better? Shaheen Afridi or Wahab Riaz? You have to decide this!
Earlier, Wahab Riaz has said that he is eyeing a place in the Pakistan World Cup squad through his performance in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“PSL is a good opportunity before the World Cup. I have been bowling well in the leagues and I hope through my performance in the tournament I can become a part of the national squad,’ said Wahab Riaz.