The Netherlands cricket team, currently in India to participate in the ongoing Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, was welcomed with Nati, a traditional dance performance native to Himachal Pradesh, as the team touched down at Dharamsala.
A few players of the team also joined the folk dancers as they performed Nati, as seen in a video shared by the official account of Cricket Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) on X, formerly Twitter. “Needless to say, the boys absolutely loved joining in the traditional Nati dance during our welcome in Dharamsala. So much to experience in India. One host venue at a time,” Cricket Netherlands wrote on X.
Watch the video below:
Needless to say, the boys absolutely loved joining in the traditional Nati dance during our welcome in Dharamsala.😍
So much to experience in India. One host venue at a time.🌼 pic.twitter.com/cKJ0pLQdaf
— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) October 12, 2023
Posted on Thursday, the video has received more than 2.61 lakh views.
“Team of Culture,” a user commented. “Absolutely beautiful,” said another. “They are actually dancing really well,” wrote a third. “Win or lose is a part of sports, but enjoying sports and life is most important. Love too see teams enjoying In Bharat,” another netizen posted. “It seems Netherland is enjoying most. They are absolutely loving this travel and exploring every part of India,” said another user.
The Netherlands cricket team is set to face South Africa at Dharamsala on October 17. Earlier, they faced Pakistan in their opening match and then played against New Zealand, losing both their matches. Pakistan beat Netherlands by 81 runs and New Zealand defeated them by 99 runs. This is the fifth time that the Netherlands team is participating in the World Cup. They have never progressed beyond the Group stage.