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India Celebrate Historic Series Win with the ‘Pujara Dance’

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team created history on Monday (January 7) when they became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in Australia.

Cricketnext Staff |January 7, 2019, 12:56 PM IST
India Celebrate Historic Series Win with the ‘Pujara Dance’

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team created history on Monday (January 7) when they became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in Australia.

And while the way the series ended – a draw in the final Test thanks to two days of incessant rain – wasn’t exactly ideal, it certainly did not put a dampener on the spirits of the Indian players.

The players engaged in a hilarious dance celebration in front of the travelling Indian fans and when asked about it after the match, Kohli dubbed it the “Pujara dance” and revealed that Rishabh Pant came up with it as a joke on the way India’s number three walks.

“That was the Pujara dance because when he walks he doesn’t move his hands, so it’s more of an extension of his walk. Rishabh came up with it and we just joined in.”

“It just felt good, it was very easy but Pujara couldn’t even do that! You can see how simple he is,” Kohli added.

That wasn't the only time Pujara asked to dance. Later on, the Indian team were dancing along with The Bharat Army members. Kohli, Ishant Sharma, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant did not shy away from showcasing their moves along with the fans.

Pujara’s fine form with the bat was a key part of India’s series win. He top-scored in the series, notching up 521 runs that included 3 centuries and 1 half-century.

The two teams will now play a three-match ODI series that begins on January 12 (Saturday).

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