Kagiso Rabada and Bangladeshis doing Naagin dance © AFP
Kagiso Rabada and Bangladeshis doing Naagin dance © AFP

Celebrations. No, we aren’t talking of the Dairy Milk boxes. Celebrations are happy part of human lives and over the time, we have seen sports celebrations are getting creative. Streakers strip and enter the playing areas to celebrate, Virat Kohli remembers mothers and sisters of mysterious ones to celebrate, Faf du Plessis celebrates by kissing Kagiso Rabada while Rabada does the same by shoulder barging batsmen and Bangladeshis have taken things to a new disgusting level courtesy Naagin dance. (No, they weren’t paying respect to the late Sridevi)

Violations of ICC’s code of conduct have dominated headlines more than the quality of cricket played in recent weeks. Rabada’s celebrations after dismissing Steven Smith during the Port Elizabeth Test has earned him enough demerit points to be handed a two-Test ban. Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s disgusting antics during their clash against Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy is yet to be penalised by the games’ governing body, ICC.

Rabada, who has been asked to control his anger, is reading more about Gandhi and Mandela, and figuring out there is more to these names than just being part of cricket trophy. Baba Ramdev is helping out the bowler with pranayama to help calm him as the pacer prepares for his appeal against ICC’s verdict.

“Was my celebrations uncalled for and what about Naagin dance,” Rabada wrote in his letter to ICC. Quoting excerpts from the letter that Rabada cc marked us.

“My act was deemed unfit for the television viewers especially children but what about Bangladesh?

-          Can the captain Shakib Al Hasan behave like that?

-          Did I break glasses or fight on field?

-          Don’t children learn these pathetic dance steps?

-          More importantly, can we insult cobras?

-          I take offence on behalf of my national teammates from Cape Cobras

If I can warrant a 2-Test ban, don’t they deserve a 2-year ban? If not, can I celebrate like that? I am surely a better dancer! Please clear your laws” Rabada sought clarity.

Bangla fans and sustainability

Bangladesh fans were not available for any comments. Most were busy imitating Naagins and burning effigies of Sri Lankan and Indian cricketers as a part of rituals, a sizeable amount spent time of Photoshop, trying to create the so-called-funny memes.

Between 19.2 overs (when protests started) to the end of the match, scores of Bangladeshis came on to the streets showing placards, “That was No-Ball.”

Writer and investigator, Dr Devasish Palkar took closer look and observed the placards were the same ones used during 2015 World Cup quarter-final with the “not” scratched out. Meanwhile, impressed with this, co-writer Professor Mooshie wishes to begin his new thesis on ‘How poverty can lead to Sustainable Living and help maintain ecological balance!’

*Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction