It would not be entirely wrong to say that Sheldon Cottrell has made a name for himself in the cricketing world more for his trademark celebration rather than his performances on the field. Cottrell’s famous celebration features a military march and salute. And the ICC is now perhaps looking to make the children also learn that trademark celebration of Cottrell.
The Twitter handle of the governing body of the game posted a beautiful clip where Sheldon Cottrell could be seen patiently teaching the kids about his celebration. More than a dozen kids were enjoying learning the celebration and Cottrell himself was also having a great time.
Here is a clip showing Sheldon Cottrell teaching his celebration to the children:
AHHH! ✊ ? ✊ pic.twitter.com/p60H0DjKzM
— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2019
Sheldon Cottrell and West Indies, meanwhile, have made a fine start to the World Cup. The right-arm pacer picked up 1 wicket for 18 runs as West Indies thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets to start their campaign in style.
West Indies thoroughly outplayed the Men in Green to start their World Cup on a stunning note. It took them less than 22 overs to bowl out Pakistan and less than 14 overs to chase down the paltry total of 106. West Indies’ ploy of targeting Pakistan batsmen with short stuff paid rich dividends. Fast bowler Oshane Thomas took four wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for their second-lowest World Cup total of 105 in just 21.4 overs.
In reply, West Indies cruised to victory in just 13.4 overs, with Chris Gayle top-scoring with 50. He reached his half-century off 33 balls with three sixes and six fours before he was dismissed off the next ball he faced. Highly-rated Nicolas Pooran then smashed Wahab Riaz for a huge six over the square-leg boundary to give his side a stunning start. For Pakistan, the only positive was three wickets for pacer Mohammad Amir who has struggled since his heroics in the final of 2017 Champions Trophy.