World Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is the new cool

first_imgWest Indies pacers put in a top notch performance to skittle out Australia’s top order early after winning the toss and chosing to field first at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas combined to remove Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch in quick succession. Andre Russell then accounted for Usman Khawaja before Cottrell bounced out Glenn Maxwell.Cottrell got the Windies off to a dream start and celebrated with his salute’. He marched down the pitch and offered a salute towards the dressing room after each of his wickets.Australia are in all sorts of trouble!Russell gets Khawaja courtesy an UNBELIEVABLE catch from Hope, and then Cottrell has the new man Maxwell holing out.Australia 38/4! #AUSvWI LIVE https://t.co/riLpupROEA pic.twitter.com/ZhYLF2XC3zCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 6, 2019West Indies pacer had introduced this salute celebration’ against Pakistan during their first World Cup 2019 match. He brought up his celebration after bouncing out Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq on 2.Earlier, Cottrell had explained to BBC that he was a soldier by profession and saluted after every wicket to show his respect to the Jamaica Defence Force.It’s a military-style salute. I’m a soldier by profession. Me saluting is just to show my respect to the Jamaica Defence Force, he said.I do it every time I get a wicket. I practised it for six months when I was training in the army, he further added.Cottrell was also spotted teaching some school kids in Nottingham how to do his salute celebration.advertisementSheldon Cottrell’s salute is actually great – and for those still not sure, here he is teaching some school kids in Nottingham how to do it. Good on him pic.twitter.com/lwtDVRDranAli Martin (@Cricket_Ali) June 6, 2019West Indies had a dream start to World Cup as they eased to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in their World Cup opener at Trent Bridge on May 31 after an Oshane Thomas-led pace attack swept the later away for 105.Also Read | No regrets: Cricket South Africa on turning down AB de Villiers’ comeback offerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India most searched team. MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli most popular playersAlso Watch:last_img

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