The "Soldier Salute" man and West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell, who celebrates every wicket he takes by saluting in soldier style, taught some of his tricks to children in an academy. The school kids in Nottingham got a masterclass from the pacer himself. England vs West Indies Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match: Get Live Updates and Ball-by-Ball Commentary of ENG vs WI.
"Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is actually great - and for those still not sure, here he is teaching some school kids in Nottingham how to do it. Good on him," tweeted ICC. Salutes for Sheldon Cottrell's Unbelievable Catch, Boos for Steve Smith During AUS vs WI ICC CWC 2019 Match; Watch Video.
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Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is actually great - and for those still not sure, here he is teaching some school kids in Nottingham how to do it. Good on him pic.twitter.com/lwtDVRDran
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) June 6, 2019
Talking to the BBC about his customary salute, Cottrell said, “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.” He added that he practiced it for six months while he was undergoing the military training.