Sheldon Cottrell is one of the very few bowlers in the world who is quite popular for his unique celebrations. The West Indies fast bowler tends to bring out his big salute every time he picks up a wicket. His celebration after taking a wicket is as popular as Imran Tahir‘s running celebration or another Windies pacer Kesrick Williams‘ notebook one.
In fact, fans could have witnessed Cottrell saluting a few more times against Pakistan, but those plans were ruined when the left-armer was tested positive for COVID-19. However, this did not affect his spirits, as in a recent interview, Cottrell named the three international batters he wanted to include in his dream hat-trick.
Cottrell went with his teammate and a legend of the game Chris Gayle as his first choice. For the remaining two picks, the Jamaican selected Indian superstar duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to complete his dream hat-trick.
“Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and then Virat Kohli. Kohli as the third wicket would be like the dream hat-trick,’ said Cottrell during the ’25 Question Series’ on ESPNcricinfo.
Cottrell was last seen playing in the Abu Dhabi T10 league, where he plied his trade for Team Abu Dhabi. The pacer went on to bag seven wickets from as many matches with a best of 2/18 against Deccan Gladiators. Cottrell was part of the West Indies squad for Pakistan regarding the T20I and ODI series, but ahead of the T20Is, he was tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Notably, Cottrell’s last international fixture was in July earlier this year against Australia. The 32-year-old has so far played 38 ODIs and 34 T20Is, taking 52 and 42 wickets, respectively.