England’s ’sprinkler’ dance a huge hit among fansBy IANS
Thursday, December 30, 2010
LONDON - After making Australia dance to their tune in their historic Ashes triumph in Melbourne, England broke into a “sprinkler” celebration dance which has become a huge hit with the fans.
After England raced over the line with an innings and 157-run victory in the Fourth Test to retain the Ashes on Australian soil after 24 years, the players took a victory lap and then broke into a jig in front of jubilant Barmy Army fans, the video of which is a massive hit on YouTube.
The dance, which involves holding an arm out and imitating the jaunty rotation of a garden sprinkler, was picked up by England all-rounder Paul Collingwood and quickly adopted by the team.
Captain Andrew Strauss described it as Englands version of the New Zealand rugby teams “haka”.
“Our lap of honour was a great feeling and, when we reached the Barmy Army, we just had to do The Sprinkler,” Graeme Swann was quoted as saying in The Sun.
“The whole squad joined in and so did the thousands of fans in the stands. Even Monty Panesar was having a go!
“One arm is extended while the other hand is placed on the head. They jerk and move in a way that is meant to resemble a garden watering device!
“We hope we have Sprinkled a bit of happiness into cricket fans’ lives.”