Aussie blokes perform a bizarre cricket dance at a music festival – and a record-setting legend of the game loves it

Cricket’s latest dance move has been unveiled at an Aussie music festival and a former international star is loving it.

Internet sensations Checkers and Marmalade’s Srey previously went viral when they were mobbed by 5,000 Aussie Rules fans after Srey kicked the most unlikely goal in parkfooty history earlier this year.

Now they’ve turned their attention to cricket and brought new moves to a music festival in a video that’s had a lot of success on TikTok and Twitter.

In the video, Srey and Checkers – aka Will Taylor – use cricket shots as their dance moves take place as the music pumps out in the background.

Fans loved their antics, with one posting: ‘Good areas, this.’

Even Steve Smith’s classic leave was part of the dance routine.

It caught the attention of former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who shared the video on Twitter with the caption: “Guys playing test cricket at a festival, carry on,” accompanied by high fives and laughing emojis.

Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs got a big kick out of the dance moves dished out by internet comedians

Hughes created a movement with his classic stretching in the outfield, which he mastered for the rest of his playing career and beyond

Gibbs was one of the world’s greatest hitters in his heyday and once set the world record for most runs in a one-day international innings when he hit 175 off just 111 balls against Australia in 2006.

Although cricket is more of a traditional sport, there have been plenty of examples of high quality dance moves over the years, and some examples of not so good quality.

Perhaps one of the greatest players in cricket history was the great Merv Hughes, who created a sensation among the crowd by simply warming up.

The year was 1989 and the stage was set for the World Series final against the West Indies at the MCG in Melbourne.

Hughes took his traditional spot on the boundary and started straightening his back to prepare to bowl, with his arms pinned above his head.

Unbeknownst to him, hundreds of Australian fans behind him imitated the move in a viral moment before people even had the internet.

It has since been used in multiple cricket promotions, usually accompanied by the classic ‘Come on Aussie, Come on’.

Brett Lee loved to launch himself into the air above the castle he had just demolished while playing for Australia

When he wasn’t jumping, Binger was whipping out the chainsaw in one of his most iconic moves

Another Australian who loved moving was Brett Lee. Whether he was warming up in a Bollywood film or warming up the crowd with his rock band Six and Out, you couldn’t keep the Australian pace bowler quiet.

He also had several wicket celebrations that won the hearts of Aussies everywhere.

Sometimes he would jump high in the air, often over the wickets he had just demolished. But it was the trust chainsaw move that would become most popular with “Binger” fans.

Australian players weren’t super happy when the Windies beat them, taking out Gangnam Style to celebrate

The West Indian teams of yesteryear were always looking for a groove.

One of the best examples was when the Windies recorded a rare victory over Australia in the T20 World Cup in 2014, with the loser of that match almost certain to end their tournament.

Chris Gayle and his men rubbed a lot of salt into the wounds, grabbed the stumps and danced to the classic K-Pop hit Gangnam Style, made famous by South Korean rapper Psy.

The Aussies were even less impressed when England broke out the sprinkler dance to celebrate Australia’s retention of the Ashes

Rival countries seemed to really enjoy beating Australia during that period, after all it didn’t happen often.

Even the often dour England cricket team got involved.

When the English held The Ashes in Melbourne in 2010, there was celebration and the players broke out the sprinkler dance on the pitch at the MCG.

It was hilarious and fun, with the Australian audience enjoying watching the players perform a dance move that hadn’t been used since 1992.

Then of course there is David Warner.

Never afraid to miss a move, the Australian opening batsman has released several videos of himself enjoying a dance with his wife Candice and their children.

He also enjoys winning over Indian cricket fans in the IPL, where singing and dancing are all part of the fun.