Usman Khawaja, a dab too far? Batsman says he’ll ‘super dab’ next century

Aussie batsman Uzman Khawaja brings dabbing fad to Test cricket arena, but fans are split on its merits.

When star Australian batsman Usman Khawaja notched up his 8th Test match 50 against Pakistan in Sydney on Friday, he saluted the crowd and his team-mates with a ‘dab’ (watch the video above).

After the day’s play, in which the Aussies dominated their opponents with the willow, the batsman suggested he might even take it to the next level next time.

In case you are, like, too old – say, over 29-years old – and don’t know what dabbing is; it’s a silly dance move that originated in the Atlanta US rap scene or something, where you dip your face into your elbow while raising the other arm. It’s become quite the fad of late.

Actually, come to think of it, it’s perfect for cricketers acknowledging their 50s and 100s. But is it right to dab during the most hallowed form of the game, a Test match?

Uzzie himself is unapologetic and says the Australian team, which has taken on quite a youthful appearance of late, following the mass sackings of a few of the older guard in favour of fresh faces, had been discussing dropping a dab during the Test.

“We’ve been joking about it all week,” Khawaja said, according to “Renners (Matthew Renshaw) and a few of the other lads have been talking about it so when I got to 50 I thought, ‘just dab.’

Asked whether he will dab again, the batsman (jokingly, many hope) said: “If I get a hundred then it’ll be a super dab but I guess we’ll have to wait for that.”

But cricket fans aren’t so sure they want more dabbing:

Bryce Lowry

Bryce Lowry

Publisher and Editor of Australian Times.


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