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. I’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.
Here’s the video:
👉 Sheldon Cottrell – we salute you!
Check out the paceman's military celebration, complete with march and salute, as he picks up career-best ODI figures of 5-46! https://t.co/5JBJLp3bMZ
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