Guwahati: Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) fast bowler Jofra Archer celebrated a wicket against the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday, 14 October, by doing the Bihu dance. After getting DC opener Prithvi Shaw on the first ball of the match, Archer started doing the Bihu dance of Assam.
Archer was practising the dance steps on the boundary line before the match started and after taking the wicket he took the onus and broke into the dance while Riyan Parag played the second fiddle.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 14, 2020
The Bihu dance clearly caught on in the Rajasthan Royals dressing room with Riyan Parag celebrating with the same steps in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium.
Though Rajasthan initially struggled while chasing a target of 158, it was Rahul Tewatia and Parag’s 85-run partnership which ended their four-match losing streak. To celebrate their win, Parag danced some steps of the bihu dance, which is from Assam.
According to the netizens, it looked like Parag has taught everyone in the RR camp, the traditional dance form of his state and has popularised it more than ever.
Former cricketer Irfan Pathan took to Twitter saying that it is the beauty of the Indian Premier League that an Englishman would show-off his Bihu dance skills. Here are some of the reactions:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 14, 2020
Jofra Archer to Riyan Parag after watching him doing Bihu dance: pic.twitter.com/DR6mQZPHim
— IMPOSToR ? (@Tez_Gendbaz) October 14, 2020
Even Archer doing Bihu man ?…. Riyan parag taking Bihu to another level.
— Mahi (@i_stanKohli18) October 14, 2020
Jofre Archer and Riyan Parag Bihu celebration is the best thing in IPL till now. #IPL2020
— Prakash Lama (@beinglama) October 14, 2020
— Atreyo Mukhopadhyay (@atreyom) October 14, 2020
— ???????Habibti?? #DC #RR (@Yas_Queen17) October 14, 2020
And here u go Jofra Archer dancing Bihu…..Riyan Parag thank you for teaching d English gentleman our Bihu pic.twitter.com/Qt2uPSbZDz
— হাজৰিকা জিত কৌশিক (@katzakajit) October 14, 2020