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S Sreesanth demands patent for Usain Bolt’s iconic “To di World” celebration, says Bolt copied it

By BetBarter Staff

February 1, 2022

From Imran Tahir’s run across the field to KL Rahul’s “Shut the noise” celebration, there are some iconic celebrations in cricket. Usain Bolt’s iconic “To di World” celebration, where he points both his hands in the air is one of the most popular celebrations. However, former India pacer S Sreesanth has claimed that he did the celebration first. Sreesanth shared a cut from a newspaper where he can be seen in a similar pose and wrote “Now it’s very clear how Usain Bolt got the idea and followed it. I did it in 2007”.

The photo he shared was taken right after he took the catch of Misbah-Ul-Haq in the 20-20 World cup 2007. He threw the ball in the air in joy. This catch came on the last ball of the final match when India won the inaugural 20-20 World Cup. This catch and celebration have a special place in fans’ hearts.

The Usain Bolt celebration was first seen at the Olympics in 2008, but it existed a while before that. The “To Di World” (To the World) celebration is inspired by a dance move from Dancehall, as per Bolt. It is an up-tempo musical style derived from reggae that is hugely popular in Jamaica.

Bolt said, “It is called ‘To Di World’ and I feel I am connecting to the people of the world when I do it. I started doing it for fun, but people loved it so much they would be angry if I stopped.”
Meanwhile, Sreesanth has registered himself for the upcoming Indian T20 League mega auction.