A noisy stadium packed with supporters, groups of players on a spacious field, coaches on the sideline, and a referee. Sports provide a perfect blend of ingredients for a banquet of gestures.

Has modern dramatic action theatre discarded words?

Or was it no different in classical times?

News today: Darren Lehmann, a cricket player, was reprimanded for an obscene gesture to the crowd (not unlike this basketball player). But what did he do exactly? The web is silent, but perhaps you know?