As much as they play their cricket hard and tough on the field, Indian cricketers are known for their off-field fun and activities. Given the exuberance of youth, there is a diverse change in the team atmosphere. Tattoos, hair-styles and a certain style statement is an inner morale boost for the players to build their confidence both on and off the field.
There is also a very good camaraderie between the players of same age group and recently India’s two sparkling youngsters – KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya exhibited the same. The duo engaged in a dab competition, cheering their Indian team-mates, who lost the first Test against South Africa by 72 runs in Cape Town on Monday.
A trademark dab dance celebration started by Manchester United player Paul Pogba has become the part of Indian dressing room since their tour to Sri Lanka last year. Players like Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and the skipper Virat Kohli himself have showed if off on quite a few occasions in July-August 2017.
Following India’s heartbreaking loss at the hands of South Africa in the first Test, Rahul and Pandya have recorded their own version of dabbing which certainly put the smile back on many Indian fans’ face.
Taking to his official Instagram account, Rahul posted the video and captioned it as: “Who did it better? ???????? #dabstagram.”
Even though the world’s No. 1 Test team lost the opening Test, Hardik Pandya's brilliant 93 rescued a stuttering Indian side on day 2 of the match. The all-rounder came later back to scalp two wickets when the visitors stepped into bowl in South Africa’s second innings.
The second Test will start on January 13 at SuperSport Park Centurion while Johannesburg will host the third and final Test from January 24.