WATCH: Windies pacer Sheldon Cottrell celebrates in unique military-style against England

West Indies left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell was the stand-out performer in the second ODI against England as the hosts levelled the five-match series 1-1 on Friday.

While Cottrell’s pace probing the English batsmen was a treat to watch, his unique military-style celebration after every wicket was as fascinating.


Cottrell, who is a soldier in Jamaican Defence Force, after the match revealed he celebrated that way as a mark of respect to his fellow soldiers.

“It’s a military-style salute. Iā€™m a soldier by profession. Me saluting is just to show my respect to the Jamaica Defence Force,” Cottrell told the BBC.

He added: “I do it every time I get a wicket. I practised it for six months when I was training in the army.”


The 29-year-old claimed 5 wickets for 46 as Windies won the second ODI by 26 runs at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

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