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T20 World Cup: What is a shoey celebration? Why Aussies did it?

T20 World Cup: What is a shoey celebration? Why Aussies did it?

Australian cricket players were seen celebrating their maiden T20 World Cup victory after thrashing Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 final. The celebrations were unique and astonishing as the players poured out drinks in their shoes, and drank them.

There is a lot of fuss about it on social media platforms. A video shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) portrays Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis doing so surrounded by mates. Before the Australian team posed for a group photo, Wade removed his shoes to drink the celebratory beer from it. Stoinis joined him as the rest of the players cheered for their maiden T20 World Cup win.

T20 World Cup: What is a shoey celebration? Why do Aussies do it?

The shoey celebration is when people drink the celebratory drink or any beverage after pouring it into their shoes. Although the Australian players have been under hot waters as people term it as an unhygienic act, but let us clear the traditional celebration to you.

This type pf celebration is very common in Australia. It was made popular by the Australian Formula One racer Daniel Ricciardo, who introduced the trend in 2016 after winning the German Grand Prix.

He repeated the act on numerous occasions, hence, it became a trend. Another player from Australia, Andrew Tye had promised to do a ‘shoey’ celebration in 2019 if his team Punjab Kings would have won the Indian Premier League that season. However, Tye had to dismiss the plan as Punjab Kings couldn’t even make it to the playoff stage.

Notably, Australia entered the final for the second time this World Cup as the last glory came in 2010 when they lost to England. This time, they made sure not to let go of the chance and lifted the trophy with firecrackers everywhere.

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