HomeEventsICC World Cup 2019Check Out: Sheldon Cotterell's Epic Reply to Shami’s Salute Celebration

Check Out: Sheldon Cotterell’s Epic Reply to Shami’s Salute Celebration

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  • Shami gave Sheldon Cottrell a taste of his own medicine against West Indies
  • Cottrell replied to Shami's celebration with an epic Hindi dialogue
  • India will take on England on Sunday

The Indian Cricket team had an overall great day against West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday, winning the game by 125 runs. Mohammed Shami was the Destroyer in Chief of India’s bowling order with 4/16. With a victory imminent, the pacer decided to have a little fun. His way: mimicking the famous ‘Cottrell Salute’ after Sheldon Cotterell’s dismissal.

The West Indies pace bowler is famous for the ‘Cottrell Salute’, a short march and an army salute after every wicket he takes. It is the former Jamaican Defence Army soldier’s way of paying respect to the forces.

All in Good Spirit

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Mohammed Shami was seen mimicking the celebration after the West Indian’s dismissal. But Cottrell suggested that it was all in good spirits and there was no bad blood between the two. He even got a little mischievous, using Hindi line in his tweet, “Nakal Karna Hi Sabse Badi Chaploosi Hai”. 

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The West Indian gave Shami a trademark salute after he took the Indian’s wicket. Shami kept it in mind and returned the favor after Sheldon’s dismissal. Chahal removed Cottrell with a plumb LBW in the 30th over after being hit for a six and a four in the same over. Shami got a little cheeky while celebrating the wicket and mimicked the salute.

Even captain Virat Kohli was seen doing something similar during the game and had a big laugh after Shami’s own salute. But in the end, it was all within the spirit of the game and nothing but a friendly banter between two nations connected by Cricket.

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India will play against England on Sunday, where a win would fix their place in the semi-finals. If they win, the Men in Blue would qualify for the knockouts on the weekend itself. West Indies, on the other hand, are officially out of the World Cup with just 3 points in 7 games.

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Chinmay Pagar
I might be a Mechanical Engineer on the paper, but I was a Sports enthusiast since childhood, screaming at the TV watching cricket at the age of 4. Not much excites me other than sports unless it's free pizza. I can watch literally anything remotely related to sports; Cricket, Football, Tennis, F1, Hockey, Athletics, Chess, you name it! And I love to write too, so at the time I'm not watching sports, I'm writing about it. Or eating pizzas, of course.


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