When it comes to celebrating a sporting success, nothing comes close to the passion and energy which is expressed through the celebrations of some footballers. A few celebrations like Cristiano Ronaldo's "siu" have gone on to become iconic ones in their own regards and have inspired athletes across sports to adopt the same and celebrate their achievement.
During the IPL 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, it was Kolkata pacer Umesh Yadav who celebrated like a footballer. As soon as the 34-year-old picked up a wicket, he rolled out a celebratory style resembling French footballing sensation and FIFA World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
The resemblance of both their celebrations was captured in an image going viral on the internet.
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While Umesh has been in great nick in IPL 2022, Mbappe also has been in fine form and scored a brace in France's 5-0 thrashing of South Africa in a friendly on Tuesday.
The reigning world champions haven't lost a game since they were knocked out of the Euro 2020 last year by Switzerland on penalties. As expected, France were never challenged by South Africa, a team they hadn't met since the 2010 FIFA World Cup.