Khawaja’s dab celebration sparks debate

Pakistan-born Australian opening batter, Usman Khawaja, has sent social media into a spin with his dab celebration after he reached his half-century on day four at the SCG.

Khawaja brought up his eight Test half-century in the 23rd over of Australia’s second innings, and to acknowledge applause from the crowd and his teammates, the stylish left-hander ‘dabbed’ as he celebrated the milestone.

Khawaja’s new celebration in Sydney has lit up social media with mixed reactions, with some praising the move while others seeing it as a disrespect aimed at visitors.

Tweets, Dab Celebration

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It is not the first time we have seen a ‘dab’ celebration in cricket; West Indies limited-overs’ skipper, Carlos Braithwaite, performed  a dab dance to celebrate  Babar Azam’s dismissal during the second T20I against Pakistan in UAE, which Umar Akmal repeated in the same match after taking a skier to dismiss Carlos Braithwaite.

Usman Khawaja’s former NSW teammate Moises Henriques also pulled out the move when he scored a century against Tasmania in November last year.